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 …

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 …

Performing an Energy Audit at Casa del Prado

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As part of the on-going LEED recertification process for four buildings in Balboa Park, a group of volunteers and staff from the San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Assistance Program and our Sustainability Program performed an energy audit of Casa del Prado. In this energy audit, the building was surveyed and analyzed to create a picture of how energy is …

OPOT Get-Together: Animal Encounters!

Cassie Kaawaloa

Join One Park One Team for an evening of adventure with the San Diego Zoo! The September OPOT Get-Together will take place on Wednesday, September 18 from 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM. The evening will include a snack at the Dickinson Family Center; an interactive meet-and-greet with the Zoo’s digital puppet, Roberta Zebra; an animal presentation and a trip on the twilight bus …

Meet Robyn Foster!

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

Robyn Foster is Lead Educator at the San Diego Zoo! Robyn will be facilitating the September OPOT Get-Together along with her tour guide colleagues. Through her role Robyn works with the Education & Premium Experiences department to create an entertaining and educational adventure for the Zoo’s outreach programs and visitor experiences, all while learning about the care and conservation of …

Upgrading with LED Lights at the Natural History Museum

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As a part of on-going energy efficiency efforts in Balboa Park, many organizations have been upgrading lighting in their buildings to efficient LED bulbs. In July, staff at the San Diego Natural History Museum retrofitted 800 LED light bulbs using a rebate from San Diego Gas & Electric. We sat down with Michael Field, Director of Experience Design, to talk …

August OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

The August OPOT Get-Together featured a morning of coffee and art courtesy of Café Mingei and the San Diego Art Institute. As the Mingei International Museum undergoes its renovations, the cafe continues to operate out of nearby neighbor the San Diego Art Institute. Park employees and volunteers were invited to enjoy their morning coffee and pastries as they peruse the …