New Partnership with Jimbo’s…Naturally!

Rich GroussetBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is grateful for its new partnership with a San Diego natural foods grocer! Thanks to the generous donation from Jimbo’s…Naturally! (Horton Plaza location) we are able to offer yummy and organic food items for some upcoming events, as well as gift card donations for raffles. Some of the events supported by this partnership include: October 1 + 2 … Read More

The Informal Mathematics Collaborative Summer Professional Development Program

Kristen Mihalko

We invite you to attend a professional development program, open to any formal or informal educator who is interested in engaging learners with mathematics in new and creative ways.  This 3-day summer workshop will be hosted in San Diego’s Balboa Park by the Informal Mathematics Collaborative, a unique partnership of art and science museums.  Through hands-on activities at three different … Read More

IDSM Lunch & Learn Recap

Jessica TravisBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

IDSM Lunch & Learn Workshop (June 29) Recap The Sustainability Program would like to thank all those who registered for and attended our IDSM Lunch & Learn Workshop on June 29. It was a great success with 4 speakers, 39 participants, 3 workshops and a delicious and sustainable lunch provided by the House of England. A complete set of the … Read More

IDSM Workshop

Jessica Travis

Workshop Summary Businesses are becoming more energy-savvy, integrating and taking advantage of both energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. Combining the two provides unique opportunities to harness multiple benefits. Integrated Demand Side Management (IDSM) and Integrated Distributed Energy Resources (IDER) are forward-thinking approaches to energy savings. Learn about the basics of IDSM and IDER, then dive deeper into these topics … Read More

Learning Exchange: Keys to Amplifying Awareness and Engagement: Media & PR

Kristen Mihalko

Learning Exchange: Keys to Amplifying Awareness and Engagement via Media & PR Join the Balboa Park Learning Institute in collaboration with SDNA: San Diego Nonprofit Association and Balboa Park Online Collaborative as we share “insider knowledge” on the keys to amplifying awareness and engagement via media and PR. They will give you tips to on how to engage your organization … Read More

Ecobee Thermostats

Jessica TravisBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

SDG&E is providing their small business customers with no-cost ecobee thermostats! Some BPCP institutions have already installed these thermostats, is your institution or business eligible? SDG&E has installed and provided business customers with thousands of ecobee Programmable Communicating Thermostats (PCTs) at no cost. Customers have found these smart thermostats easy to operate and it allows more control over energy use … Read More

Now Accepting Submissions for Sustainability Awards

Jessica TravisBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Sustainability Program is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Balboa Park Sustainability Awards. These awards will recognize and honor Balboa Park institutions that have completed innovative sustainability projects in the past year. Learn more. TO APPLY: Download and complete the application, then submit with a photo no later than Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m. via email to sustainability@bpcp.org. … Read More

Copyright and Licensing Workshop

Kristen Mihalko

This workshop will introduce attendees to the complex issues of media licensing, copyright ownership research, ownership evaluations, and media acquisitions for museums, exhibits departments, content developers, and marketing departments. Fundamentals in media research and acquisitions will be introduced including “due diligence” research, “fair use”, “public domain”, user fee determinations, and social media issues like crowdsourcing photographs and posting images to … Read More

Establishing Your Professional Brand

Kristen Mihalko

When was the last time you did a vanity search (Googled Your Name)? What came up? Was it negative? Was it positive? Neutral? Kolby will show you how you can start establishing your personal brand now, to help market yourself to better job opportunities and higher salaries. Between LinkedIn, social media, and personalized websites, being proactive in marketing yourself can … Read More

Connection: The Power of Story

Kristen Mihalko

We are a storytelling species. As early as 60,000 years ago, long before the written word—even before drawings on cave walls—we had stories. Back then, stories meant one thing. Survival. From myths, folklore, and tribal tales told around the campfire, we acquired the skills to find food and avoid danger. That’s also how we learned moral lessons and how to … Read More