• About Refresh Riverside!

  • Join us for the first annual Refresh Riverside!, an educational fair about the science of climate change. Refresh Riverside is co-hosted by UCR, NASA and RUSD and targeted primarily at K-12 students and their families, but all members of greater Riverside community are invited to come learn about global climate change and importance of living sustainably.

  • The fair will have a variety of games, activities and informational booths, including a large display from NASA-JPL, an "Ask An Expert" booth, and climate science jeopardy. Fairgoers will even get free climate change related foods like HOT dogs and SNOW cones! There will also be a video display of short NASA films. Parking is free and everyone is welcome, so bring your friends and enjoy a day of fun and learning.

  • Hosted by:

  • The Moscarello Family Foundation

  • Sponsored by:

  • Special Thanks To:

  • Dave Wrinkle

  • Home Depot - Riverside

  • Lou Santiago

  • Office Max - Downtown Riverside

  • Ron Dahl & Karin Yamasaki

  • UCR Botanical Gardens

  • UCR Science Library Map Collection

**Refresh Riverside will happen RAIN OR SHINE**

The fair will be held in the HUB (Highlander Union Building). Signs will be posted on campus to help you find your way.

Fair Details


Saturday, November 12, 2011


10 am to 3 pm


HUB (Highlander Union Building), which in the center of campus near the Belltower. Follow signs posted around campus.


Parking is free to all! Park in Lot 1 (see map below), on Canyon Crest Blvd.

Campus Map

Download a campus map (pdf format):


Fairgoers will receive a free corndog from Hotdog On A Stick and snowcones and cotton candy after visiting our activity booths. There will also be food available for sale.

Booths and Activities

NASA-JPL Climate Science - a double booth from our co-host

Climate Change Jeopardy - with lots of prizes!

Greenhouse Gases - with an actual mini greenhouse to demonstrate the effect!

Carbon Dioxide - the most abundant greenhouse gas!

Sea Level Rise - with Sea Level Limbo!

Global Temperature - how much has temperature risen and why?

Melting Ice - glaciers and ice caps AND snow cones!

Extreme Weather - hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, heat waves...and Tornado Twister and Cotton Candy Clouds!

Extinction - how has global climate change affected ecosystems?

Plant A Seed - plant and grow your own veggies, and slow global warming at the same time!

Watts Up - how much energy does a CFL bulb really save?

Ask An Expert - ask UCR climatologists anything!

Videos - from NASA and our Global Climate Change students

Teacher Resources - resources for K-12 classrooms

RUSD - info about RUSD's science programs and the STEM Academy

Sustainable UCR

Riverside Green Team - community sustainability from the Woods Streets

Hot Dog On A Stick - free corndogs for all

UCR Ce-Cert - UCR College of Engineering, Center for Environmental Research & Technology

Chase Bank - Sponsor

Public Identity - Sponsor

Starbucks - Sponsor

Green McDonalds - Sponsor

UCR Newsroom Press release:

A Fair Approach to Climate Change

Free inaugural community climate fair at UC Riverside on Nov. 12 will feature games, activities and information about climate change and its consequences...(read more)

Download the official flyer (in English and Spanish):

Information for volunteers

We welcome any and all volunteers, but please be sure to register with Robyn Dahl (rdahl001@ucr.edu) if you would like volunteer.

There will be a mandatory meeting for volunteers on Friday, November 11th at 11am on UCR Campus (Geology 1444). This meeting will be used to assign jobs for the day of the fair and to train all volunteers in the duties they will be responisble for. Lunch will be served!