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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

March 4, 2012

Science Story Adventures: Fish Parents

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Photo: Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Jeremy Sarrow © California Academy of Sciences


Click here for the Fish Parents 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 @ 4:12 pm
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