August OPOT Get-Together: Morning Coffee!

Cassie Kaawaloa

Enjoy a happy morning with One Park – One Team! Join us for the August OPOT Get-Together at Cafe Mingei at San Diego Art Institute on Wednesday, August 21 from 8:30-10:30 AM for a cup of coffee and pastries on us! Then check out the San Diego Art Institute’s current exhibitions before the museum opens, including Forging Territories: Queer Afro and Latinx Contemporary Art and Extra-Ordinary Collusion 2.0. Enjoy complimentary …

2019 OPOT Collector’s Pin featuring The San Diego History Center

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

The 2019 OPOT Collector’s Pin features the San Diego History Center! The dedication of the first of 21 California missions, the Mission San Diego de Alcala took place on July 16, 1769, making 2019 the 250th anniversary of San Diego and California’s history as we know it. In celebration, the History Center partnered with the San Diego Unified School District, …

Using Data to Pursue Sustainability Initiatives with Measurabl

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

To help the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership’s members use building operation data to run their buildings more sustainably, the Sustainability Program has partnered with Measurabl, a data management software. This dashboard will allow facility managers in the Park to view their building data in a single dashboard, including energy benchmarking, project tracking, and building audits. With this, our facility managers …

Meet Jessica Owens 

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

Jessica Owens is the Education Assistant at Mingei International Museum. As the Mingei Museum undergoes its transformative renovation, Jessica assists with continuing to bring the Museum’s education programs to the community by coordinating the new Mingei Away program and other educational workshops.  Can you tell us a bit about your role as education assistant?  As education assistant I work closely …

One Park – One Team Celebrates the 2019 San Diego Pride Parade

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

In celebration of San Diego Pride, One Park – One Team invited Balboa Park employees and volunteers to march in the 2019 San Diego Pride Parade. Each year San Diego Pride realizes its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally through numerous programs and events, drawing hundreds of …

Meet Melissa Peterman

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

Melissa Peterman is the Vice President of Development at the future Comic-Con Museum. While the museum undergoes its transformation into the home of the Comic-Con universe, Melissa plays an important role facilitating donor relations and supporting the advancement of the Museum.  Can you share a bit about your role with the future Comic-Con Museum? We’re scheduled to open in 2021 …

June OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

In preparation for the Japanese Friendship Garden’s inaugural Tanabata Festival on July 7, 2019, the June OPOT Get-Together brought Park employees and volunteers together to learn more about the holiday and create traditional decorations to adorn the Garden grounds. Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata is a holiday that celebrates the meeting of the stars Orihime and Hikoboshi. Separated by the …

Balboa Park Employees Save Energy

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

High utility costs can be a result of paying for energy that is wasted by lights, equipment, and HVAC systems that are left on for long periods while not in use. According to Energy Star, office buildings waste up to one-third of the energy they consume. By looking closely at their operations and how they use their building, staff in …

June OPOT Get-Together: Crafts & Tea

Cassie Kaawaloa

Join One Park – One Team for crafts and tea with the Japanese Friendship Garden! The June OPOT Get-Together will feature a special presentation of kazari decorations and how to make them for the Tanabata Festival in July. Join us on Wednesday, June 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  to make kazari decorations and enjoy tea and light refreshments. Let us know you’ll be there by …

May OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

The May One Park – One Team Get-Together featured an immersive tour of the Fleet Science Center’s Pause|Play exhibition. Designed for the young and the young-at-heart to leave the digital world behind, hit pause on their busy lives and recapture the nostalgia of play, the Fleet’s newest exhibition was the perfect opportunity to bring Park employees and volunteers together. Park …