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Naturalist Notebook 

March 6, 2012

Spotlight On…

Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)
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Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • This animal lives in large groups.
  • This animal can dive up to 650 ft (200m) in search of its prey.



Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, March 11 at 2:30 pm for Science Story Adventures to see if you’re right and to learn more about this animal. Science Story Adventures is our program for children ages 4 – 8 and their caregivers. In the program, we explore the natural world through stories, specimens, games and crafts.


Filed under: Spotlight On... — nature @ 2:03 pm

February 28, 2012

Spotlight On…

Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)

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Photo: © 2006 Steven G. Johnson

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • This animal is monogamous.
  • This animal is very slow moving so it sucks up it’s prey rather than chasing it down.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, March 4th at 2:30 pm for Science Story Adventures to see if you’re right and to learn more about this animal. Science Story Adventures is our program for children ages 4 – 8 and their caregivers. In the program, we explore the natural world through stories, specimens, games and crafts.


Filed under: Spotlight On... — nature @ 3:03 pm

February 21, 2012

Spotlight on…

Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)

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Photo: N. Sincero © California Academy of Sciences
Can you guess what it is?
Here are some hints:

  • This animal’s teeth can be up to 4 inches (10 cm) long.
  • This animal has a very good sense of hearing.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, February 26th at 2:30 pm for Science Story Adventures to see if you’re right and to learn more about this animal. Science Story Adventures is our program for children ages 4 – 8 and their caregivers. In the program, we explore the natural world through stories, specimens, games and crafts.


Filed under: Spotlight On... — nature @ 4:57 pm

February 14, 2012

Spotlight On…

Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)

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Photo: N. Sincero © California Academy of Sciences

Can you guess what it is?


Here are some hints:

  • This animal digs its own burrow for its home.
  • This animal helps with the dispersal of seeds.



Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, February 19th at 2:30 pm for Science Story Adventures to see if you’re right and to learn more about this animal. Science Story Adventures is our program for children ages 4 – 8 and their caregivers. In the program, we explore the natural world through stories, specimens, games and crafts.


Filed under: Spotlight On... — nature @ 1:55 pm

February 7, 2012

Spotlight On…

Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)
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Photo: C. Spears.

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • This animal eats mainly invertebrates, such as worms, snails and insects.
  • Although this animal lives in dry habitats, it is a good swimmer.



Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, February 12th at 2:30 pm for Science Story Adventures to see if you’re right and to learn more about this animal. Science Story Adventures is our program for children ages 4 – 8 and their caregivers. In the program, we explore the natural world through stories, specimens, games and crafts.


Filed under: Spotlight On... — nature @ 1:35 pm
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