Gerald and Buff Corsi © California Academy of Sciences
Celebrate World Oceans Day at the Academy’s Naturalist Center this Friday, June 8, 11:00 am-4:00 pm! Color a Dr. Seuss World Oceans Day crown and proudly wear it to show your support in keeping our oceans clean. Watch a nature documentary about marine animals. Play Ocean Bingo, put together underwater-animal jigsaw puzzles, and more.
This Sunday’s Science Story Adventures program continues the celebration with a fish theme. The program starts at 2:30 pm in the classroom next door to the Naturalist Center and is for children ages 4 to 8 and their caregivers.
Middle school students are invited to participate in Our Oceans Essay and Art Contest. Click here for more information.
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 is found in tropical oceans around the world.
- It feeds mainly on sea urchins, molluscs and hermit crabs.
Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, June 10th 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.
Tuesday, June 5, 11:00-4:00 pm
Celebrate this rare alignment between Earth, Venus and the Sun that won’t happen again for more than a hundred years. Play astronomy games, puzzles and much more! Weather permitting, join Academy docents with solar telescopes on the Living Roof to view this special event, starting just after 3 pm PST. Catch some of the Exploratorium’s live webcast from Hawaii on screens in the Naturalist Center and Science in Action.
Note: Program free of charge with admission to the Academy.
Photo: NISE Network
Make Father’s Day a GeekDad Day at the Naturalist Center! Explore nano science, try your engineering skills on a LEGO shake table and much more. Don’t miss a father-themed Science Story Adventures (for children 4 to 8 years old) 2:30 pm in the classroom next door to the Naturalist Center.
For fun things to do at home, go to http://www.wired.com/geekdad/geekdaddaypackage/
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