Application Deadline is January 15, 2012
Are You an Eco-Hero?
Do you KNOW an Eco-Hero?
Action For Nature, a San Francisco-based non-profit, is now taking applications for the 2012 International Young Eco-Hero Awards!
Dec. 16-17, 11 am-4 pm: Snowflake Puzzle
Make your very own winter puzzle!
Check out this week’s featured specimen!
(Pictured below, really close up!)
Photo: N. Sincero © California Academy of Sciences.
Can you guess what it is? Here are some hints:
- This animal helps control rodent and grasshopper populations, which can be harmful to agricultural crops.
- It is nocturnal.
Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, Dec. 18 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.
Photo: Polar bear (Ursus maritimus). Gerald and Buff Corsi © California Academy of Sciences
Click here for the Arctic Animals 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.
December 9-10: Decorate a Gift Bag
Put your creativity to work and make an amazing gift bag!