Park Profiles: Meet Ira Bauer-Spector!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Ira Bauer-Spector is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. This year he received Friends of Balboa Park’s Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader of Balboa Park Award for his contributions to fostering awareness for the arts and his dedication to the Balboa Park community. 1. Congratulations on being the recipient of the Betty Peabody Emerging … Read More

San Diego Natural History Museum: Passive Climate Control for Collections

Kelsey CeccarelliBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) has been working on a unique energy saving and collection preserving project that culminated with the opening of Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People: A History of Citizen Science in the fall of 2016. This permanent exhibit features a multitude of historic documents, photos and other delicate artifacts. The logistics of opening this exhibit took … Read More

San Diego Zoo Global: A Comprehensive Look at Waste Diversion

Kelsey CeccarelliBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The larger the organization, the more potential for resource savings and change. The San Diego Zoo as the largest organization in Balboa Park by acre, has answered the call for waste diversion action. Waste diversion is any method of keeping waste out of a landfill. This can include recycling, composting, donating, or a number of other creative options. In January … Read More

Be Prepared for an Emergency

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

In light of recent natural disasters and global seismic activity, it is a good time to review emergency preparedness for your home and workplace. San Diego is prone to earthquakes and wildfires and should do an annual review of safety precautions, planning and supplies. Your safety may depend on how well-prepared you are. San Diego Gas & Electric has some … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Alyssa Gardner!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Alyssa is the Development Coordinator at the San Diego Natural History Museum. As a long time regular of Balboa Park, Alyssa combines her visitor services background and knowledge of the institutions to her new position at the NAT. 1. How did you first get involved with the Natural History Museum? I grew up participating in Junior Theatre, so I was always … Read More

Balboa Park Conservancy Embarks on Urban Forestry Project

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Tree Balboa Park is a comprehensive project by the Balboa Park Conservancy that will bring 500 new drought tolerant trees to the Park through a community-driven tree planting initiative.  The project will increase San Diego’s urban forest, reduce storm water runoff, improve water savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Years of sustained drought has negatively impacted Balboa Park’s tree canopy. … Read More

SDG&E Power Your Drive Program Benefits Businesses, Residents and the Environment

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

California leads the way in electric vehicles (EV’s) accounting for nearly half of all sales in the United States. Of those EV’s about 25,000 are roaming the streets of San Diego. EV’s are becoming more accessible with rapid technological advances and lower prices, and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is working to set the groundwork for this increase in … Read More

Great Places to Eat at Balboa Park

Timer PaidaBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Explorer

Great Places to Eat at Balboa Park

Balboa Park’s exciting museums are pretty awesome. You know what else are awesome? Balboa Park’s restaurants and cafes! Here are three noteworthy places to eat at Balboa Park: 1. The Prado Treat yourself to The Prado’s Tres Leches dessert, this cold and perfectly sweet dessert is moist and paired with just the right amount of texture. Coming on a Monday? Be sure to … Read More