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Naturalist Notebook 

April 20, 2010

Science Story Adventures: Dinosaurs

Photo: Archaeopteryx illustration by Heinrich Harder

Click here for the Dinosaurs 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 @ 1:54 pm

April 13, 2010

Family Explorations of Golden Gate Park–CANCELLED!

Wild Woodlands

Saturday, April 24th, 9:30-11:30 am

Come explore the oak woodland in Golden Gate Park. Take a closer look at the fascinating world of plants through fun hands-on activities. Learn about the importance of maintaining biodiversity in our parks and the controversial issue of native versus invasive species. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes for outdoor activities. For families with children 5 years or older.

Water Wonders at Stow Lake

Sunday, April 25th, 9:30-11:30 am
Join us for an exploration of an important freshwater ecosystem in Golden Gate Park. Learn about aquatic food chains through hands-on activities and fun educational games. Find out about the latest water-related issues the Bay Area is facing and what you can do to help. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes for outdoor activities. For families with children 5 years and older.

Reservations: $10 per person, $8 for members. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 415-379-8000 or go online. Meet at the Business entrance off Middle Drive. Price does not include admission to the museum.

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