November OPOT Get-Together: De-Stress with Pets

Cassie Kaawaloa

De-stress with One Park – One Team before the busy holidays! Special animals from San Diego Humane Society’s Pet-Assisted Therapy Program, “P-AT De-Stress,” will be visiting the Park for the November OPOT Get-Together. Join us at the San Diego Museum of Man’s administration building on Thursday, November 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Not interested in pets? No problem! We will also have …

October OPOT Get-Together Recap

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Thanks to the friendly and experienced docents at The Old Globe, Park staff and volunteers got an inside look at the magic backstage of the Old Globe theatres at the October OPOT Get-Together. More than 60 Park team members enjoyed behind-the-scenes tours of the Globe’s three stages in Balboa Park including the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 580-seat …

It’s More Than a Statement: Equity at Work

Cassie Kaawaloa

Equity in arts and culture is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. In fact, the Commission for Arts & Culture requested equity statements (along with evidence of practice) from OSP funded organizations in end of year reporting. With many funders prioritizing equity and diversity, it’s important for nonprofits to not only have policies in place but to create a culture …

Balboa Park Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day 2019!

Kathryn Salazar Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On October 2nd, several Cultural Partnership members along with the collaborative effort of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups around the nation joined together to spread awareness on energy usage for Energy Efficiency Day. Energy Efficiency Day’s message is simple: “Save Money. Cut Carbon. Breathe Easier.” It is a reminder of our wasted energy on daily activities. This annual awareness event …

Reducing Food Waste at the Fleet Science Center

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As a non-profit that embraces sustainability, the Fleet Science Center’s Green Team is always researching how they can reduce their environmental footprint.  After studying the types of waste produced in their facility, they set the goal to reduce how much food they send to the landfill by implementing innovative food donation services and composting programs. Through the methods they adopted …

OPOT Get-Together: Behind-the-Scenes Tour of The Old Globe

Cassie Kaawaloa

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of The Old Globe productions? Join One Park – One Team to find out! The October OPOT Get-Together will feature a Behind-the-Scenes tour to share the magic backstage and in the craft shops of The Old Globe’s theatres. Two docent-led, one-hour tours will be offered on Thursday, October 17 from 11AM- 12PM and 5:15-6:15 PM. Join us …

Happy Energy Efficiency Day!

Kathryn Salazar

October 2nd is Energy Efficiency Day! Join the Sustainability Program in celebrating by taking the quick and fun Energy Efficiency Bingo Challenge. Participating in the Bingo Challenge is easy! Just follow the steps below: Download and print the Energy Efficiency Bingo Sheet. Complete five energy-saving deeds and/or fun facts in a row to get bingo! Snap photos of you and …

Meet Travis Ballenger!

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Travis Ballenger is the Associate Artistic Director at The Old Globe! Having recently joined The Old Globe earlier this year, Travis brings a wealth of knowledge from previous roles producing shows across the country.  Can you tell us a bit about your role as associate artistic director for those who might not be familiar?  I am one of two associate …

OPOT Get-Together Recap: Animal Encounters

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

The September OPOT Get-Together brought Park staff and volunteers to the San Diego Zoo for an exclusive after-hours adventure. Hosted by the Education and Premium Experiences department, guests enjoyed an interactive meet-and-greet with the Zoo’s digital puppet, Roberta Zebra; as well as an animal ambassador keeper talk and a trip on the twilight bus tour. Thanks to the educators and …