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ClimatePalooza 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
3 to 9 p.m.
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

ClimatePalooza Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations requested. To RSVP, click here.

USC and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will come together to present a vibrant multimedia festival that will offer a variety of fun and dynamic opportunities to learn about the latest science defining climate change—and what we can do about this complex and crucial issue.


Schedule of Events:
Conversations on Climate Change
Location: Annenberg Auditoruim

4 to 4:45 p.m.: Atmosphere Sees All
Mike Gunson, Global Change and Energy Program Manager, OCO-2 Project Manager, JPL
Annemarie Eldering, OCO-2 Deputy Project Scientist, JPL

5 to 5:45 p.m.: Fate of the Terrestrial Biosphere
Josh Fisher, Climate scientist, JPL
Dave Schimel, Research Scientist, JPL

6 to 6:45 p.m.: Oceans Rise Up Against Us
Josh Willis, Climate Scientist, JPL
Jorge Vazquez, Oceanographer, JPL

7 to 7:45 p.m.: Droughts vs. Floods: Where is Our Water Going?
Jay Famigilietti, Professor, Water and Climate Change, UC Irvine
Tom Painter, Research Scientist, Water and Carbon Cycles Group, Earth Sciences Section, JPL

8:05 to 8:35 p.m.: A Performance by The Lollygaggers
A fun-for-all-ages sketch comedy show about climate change!
 
Take Action for a Sustainable Future!
Facilitated by Laura Faye Tenenbaum, Roger Klemm and Rob Haw
Location: Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Room 207
The Take Action! Room is a participatory lab where we will connect with the Earth, take responsibility for our actions as individuals, and strengthen our voices through the power of group participation. Topics covered during the sessions include things each of us can do in our daily lives to help the environment, how to be a proactive citizen, environmental sustainability in your career and learning what society can do to ensure a livable planet for our future. We'll cover concrete actions like gardening with native plants, growing food and connecting with your elected officials. Come prepared to do something.

3:30 to 5 p.m.: Connect with the Earth, Take Responsibility for our Actions, Strengthen our Voices

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Informal Discussions

6:30 to 7 p.m.: Connect with the Earth, Take Responsibility for our Actions, Strengthen our Voices
 
The Fun Room
Location: Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Room 204

4 to 4:30 p.m.: Climate Jeopardy
To participate as a contestant in Climate Jeopardy, email climatepalooza@gmail.com

5 to 5:30 p.m.: Climate Jeopardy
To participate as a contestant in Climate Jeopardy, email climatepalooza@gmail.com

6 to 6:30 p.m.: Climate Debate: Carbon Fuels Should Be Left in the Ground
Moderator: Lawrence Paul Strait
Trojan Debate Squad (Olivia Panchal and Tom Placido) versus Trojan Parliamentary Debate Club (Jori Barash and Timothy Nguyen).
 
Ask A Climate Scientist
Location: Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Room 236
A chance for attendees to engage with climate scientists.

5 p.m.: Mike Gunson, Global Change and Energy Program Manager, OCO-2 Project Manager, JPL
Annemarie Eldering, OCO-2 Deputy Project Scientist, JPL
Sarah Feakins, Assistant Professor, USC

6 p.m.: Josh Fisher, Climate scientist, JPL
Dave Schimel, Research Scientist, JPL

7 p.m.: Ian Fenty, Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceans and Ice, JPL
Jorge Vazquez, Oceanographer, JPL
Josh Willis, Climate Scientist, JPL
 
Climate Lounge
Location: 2nd Floor Patio, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
A place to socialize, eat and be merry

6 to 6:30 p.m.: Hayden Begley, musical performance

6:30 to 7 p.m.: A performance by the USC School of Dramatic Arts' Deep Map Theatre Project

7 to 7:30 p.m.: Camino Real, folk country musical performance

7:30 to 8 p.m.: A performance by the USC School of Dramatic Arts' Deep Map Theatre Project

8:45 to 9 p.m.: The Lollygaggers, sketch comedy performance
 
Write an Angry Haiku
Location: 2nd Floor West Lobby, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Write an Angry Haiku... Funnel your feelings about climate change into 17 classic syllables. Winning poems will be presented to the Climate Lounge patrons. Stephen O'Leary, Annenberg associate professor, will curate the authoring.
 
Exhibit Hall West
Location: West Lobby, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Exhibitors and Booths:
Eyes on the Earth, a 3D visualization experience that lets users “fly along” with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe climate data from a global perspective in an immersive, real-time environment.
Space Craft 3
“Earth Now” app
Rapid Scat
California Fuel Cell Partnership – Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Car
 
Exhibit Hall East
Location: East Lobby, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Exhibitors and Booths:
Aquarium of the Pacific
California Fuel Cell Partnership
Citizens Climate Lobby
Heal the Bay
NOAA/National Weather Service
San Fernando Valley Audobon Society
Theodore Payne Foundation
Tree People
USC Sea Grant
USC Sustainability
USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

ClimatePalooza 2014 Research Presentations
USC students: If you are interested in presenting environmentally-themed research at ClimatePalooza, submissions are being accepted now for work from all USC schools, departments, theoretical backgrounds and methodologies. Submissions can include visual art, performance work and anything in-between. The presenters will be selected by a panel of faculty members who will award a scholarship prize. For more information and to submit your presentation, click here.
   
Organized by the Earth Sciences Communication Initiative at USC. Co-sponsored by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, NASA's Jet Propulsion Labroatory, USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, USC Sustainability, the Wrigley Institute and the Graduate Student Government.