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Naturalist Notebook 

May 19, 2011

Science Story Adventures: Black Bears

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Photo: Black bear (Ursus americanus), Gerald and Buff Corsi © California Academy of Sciences

Click here for the Black Bears 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 @ 2:00 pm

May 9, 2011

Workshop: Spiders and More!

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Saturday, July 30 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Interested in exploring citizen science? Learn about spiders, the main differences between insects and spiders, and the important role spiders play in our ecosystem. Collect samples in Golden Gate Park and further explore the amazing world of spiders and their relatives under the microscope with the guidance of Academy entomologists and educators.
For families, children must be at least 8 years old.

Reservations: Individuals $12, Members $10. Workshop does not include museum admission. To reserve a space, buy a ticket online or over the phone at 800-794-7576 (press 0 for a reservation representative). Limited space available. Meet at the Business Entrance.


Filed under: News,Programs — nature @ 2:53 pm

Workshop: Ants in my Back Yard!–CANCELED

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Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Interested in exploring citizen science? Learn the basics about ants and their important role in ecosystems around the globe. Collect samples in Golden Gate Park and further explore the amazing world of ants under the microscope with the guidance of entomologists and educators.
For families, children must be at least 8 years old.

Reservations: Individuals $12, Members $10. Workshop does not include museum admission. To reserve a space, buy a ticket online or by calling 800-794-7576 (press 0 for a reservation representative). Limited space available. Meet at the Business Entrance.


Filed under: News,Programs — nature @ 2:46 pm
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