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Naturalist Notebook 

March 22, 2010

Bookworms (A Bookclub for Adults): Amazonian Adventures

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The Lost City of Z by David Grann


Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30 pm


Writer David Grann became fascinated by the story of the British explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett who went on a search to find the city of Z, an ancient civilization that might not have existed. Fawcett never returned. Grann undertakes his own mission to learn more about Fawcett’s “deadly obsession” and Z. Join us for what proves to be a lively discussion.

Participants are encouraged to read the book before coming.

Reservations: Free. To reserve a place, do it online or call 800-794-7576. Meet at the Business Reception Desk off the Middle Drive entrance.


Filed under: Book Clubs,News,Programs — nature @ 3:22 pm

Bookworms (A Book Club for Adults): The Big Chill

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Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places by Bill Streever

Tuesday, April 20th at 6:30 pm

Join the group for a discussion of Streever’s account of a year in the world’s coldest places. Learn more about what cold is, why it is important, and how scientists reconstruct the climates of the past.
Participants are encouraged to read the book before coming.

Reservations: Free. To reserve a place, do it online or call 800-794-7576. Meet at the Business Reception Desk off the Middle Drive entrance.


Filed under: Book Clubs,News,Programs — nature @ 3:16 pm

Science Story Adventures: Marvelous Marsupials

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Photo: Kangaroo Island Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus ssp. fuliginosus) Gerald and Buff Corsi © 2002 California Academy of Sciences. .

Click here for the Marvelous Marsupials online handout.

Each week in the Naturalist Center, we take elementary school-aged children on Science Story Adventures. We look at a different theme connected with the natural world and the exhibits in the Academy, and explore it through stories, activities and crafts.

Now you can continue your adventure at home with this online handout. It includes the planned learning outcomes of the Science Story Adventure, which are usually drawn from the Science Content Standards for California Public Schools. Can’t remember the title of the books we read or how to do that craft? It’s on the sheet. We’ve also included a list of resources – books, DVDs or websites – for further exploration.


Filed under: Science Story Adventures Handouts — nature @ 3:07 pm

Science Story Adventures: Exploring Water

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Photo:E. Harrington © 2010 California Academy of Sciences.

Click here for the Exploring Water online handout.

Each week in the Naturalist Center, we take elementary school-aged children on Science Story Adventures. We look at a different theme connected with the natural world and the exhibits in the Academy, and explore it through stories, activities and crafts.

Now you can continue your adventure at home with this online handout. It includes the planned learning outcomes of the Science Story Adventure, which are usually drawn from the Science Content Standards for California Public Schools. Can’t remember the title of the books we read or how to do that craft? It’s on the sheet. We’ve also included a list of resources – books, DVDs or websites – for further exploration.


Filed under: Science Story Adventures Handouts — nature @ 1:22 pm

Science Story Adventures: Penguins

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Photo:King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus). Gerald and Buff Corsi © 2001 California Academy of Sciences.

Each week in the Naturalist Center, we take elementary school-aged children on Science Story Adventures. We look at a different theme connected with the natural world and the exhibits in the Academy, and explore it through stories, activities and crafts.

Now you can continue your adventure at home with this online handout. It includes the planned learning outcomes of the Science Story Adventure, which are usually drawn from the Science Content Standards for California Public Schools. Can’t remember the title of the books we read or how to do that craft? It’s on the sheet. We’ve also included a list of resources – books, DVDs or websites – for further exploration.

Click here for the Penguins online handout.


Filed under: Science Story Adventures Handouts — nature @ 12:56 pm

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