Topical Tag: Narrative

The Magazine

cool for you: q&a with marianna linz, author of climate change book for kids

Cool for You: Q&A with Marianna Linz, author of climate change book for kids

Linz is a climate scientist with UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a fellow with the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science. She’s also author of Cool for You, a science-informed children’s book about climate change. What was the inspiration for Cool for You — how did this book come about? Linz: In Boston, I volunteered...

lens at ucla elevates ethnic media perspectives on watersheds

LENS at UCLA elevates ethnic media perspectives on watersheds

The stories, which appeared in newspapers, on television, and in online publications, were produced with support from a fellowship and training provided by UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies and Ethnic Media Services, a San Francisco-based nonprofit. LENS was founded in 2016 to support the creation of media about environmental issues for non-English speakers and people from...


Special Event

Bird LA Day at UCLA: a sensory exploration of birds of the world

by UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden


As you wander through sections of the Garden representing Hawaii, Australia, South Africa, SoCal, and more, you can listen to the songs and calls of each area’s characteristic birds using our phone-based audio tour. The Garden will also host a presentation about some of UCLA’s groundbreaking bird research, including the Bird Genoscape Project and the Center for Tropical Research....

Lecture Series

UCLA La Kretz Center Annual Public Lecture: California on Fire

by UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science


Featuring Carla D’Antonio from UC Santa Barbara, Jon Keeley from US Geological Survey, and Seth Riley from the National Park Service. The event will be moderated by Victoria Sork, UCLA Dean of Life Sciences.

Special Event

Street Plants: Wild Flora of Los Angeles



Cities may seem to be solely the work of humans—right down to the urban landscape of street trees, ornamental plantings, and manicured lawns that were put in place by human hands. But wild plants spread through the landscape without any human help, forming a ubiquitous botanical backdrop that exists at the fringes of most concepts...


elaine gan

Elaine Gan

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher (2017-2019)


bryce mitsunaga

Bryce Mitsunaga

Graduate student

m. sanjayan

M. Sanjayan

Visiting Researcher

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

jenny aleman-zometa

Jenny Aleman-Zometa

D.Env. Student on Residency

Environmental Science and Engineering


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In the News



Dallas Goldtooth, Pritzker nominee, in Sierra Magazine

This is a process. We have all been affected by capitalism, colonization and white supremacy. As such, it's going to take all of us—native and non-native alike—to dismantle these systems of oppression. However, White allies in particular must be held accountable for their role in the dismantling of white supremacy and extractive economies. We need our allies to join us in pushing back against the narratives of colonization and to incorporate the frameworks of intersectionality, indigenous feminism, and indigenous story-based strategies in their allyship.


Dan Cooper “A Birding Interview”

Noah Strycker, who holds to world record for birding, writes: "In this entertaining Birding interview, Cooper dishes about SoCal’s dippers, jackrabbits, fritillaries, and Ficus—and the connections that keep it all real". 



California firefighter was trapped, killed by 1,000-foot-wide fire tornado

“Depending on the final number, this might actually be the strongest ‘tornado’ in California history, even if it wasn’t formally a tornado,” said UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain. The Carr Fire fire tornado reached over 165 mph and trapped and took a firefighter's life.