Learn basic naturalist skills in these hands-on, small group (20 person) workshops.
For adults and families with children ages 12 and up.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Naturalist 101: Listening to Life
While walking into work, strolling through the park, or sitting on your deck, have you wondered about the sounds around you? What is that animal? Not everyone has binoculars or the time to figure out what’s scurrying or flying by. In this workshop, you’ll master recognizing local animals by the sounds they make.
Please Note: Please enter via the Academy’s Staff and Research Entrance at the back door located at 75 Nancy Pelosi Drive.
Reservations: Members: $10, General $15. Seating is limited and advanced ticketing is required. (Museum Admission not Included) To reserve a place today, buy a Member or Non-Member ticket online or over the phone at 1-877-227-1831
Tuesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 31, 6:15 – 8:15PM
Naturalist 101: Hands-on Skulls, Double Workshop
Scientists can learn many things by looking at an animal’s skull, and so can you! In this two-part workshop, learn the essentials of how to identify local animals by their skulls. Discover what determines if the animal was predator or prey, what it ate, what sense was most important to its survival and more. You’ll get to examine a wide variety of fascinating skulls and specimens, go behind the scenes to see some of the Academy’s collections, visit the new Skulls exhibit, and have the opportunity to attend Thursday’s NightLife!
For adults 21 and up.
Reservations: Members: $24, General $30. Check back for ticketing for this workshop.
Topics offered previously include: Botany Basics, Insect Basics, Birding Basics, Skulls Tell It All, and Be a Bay Area Ice Age Tourist. These may be offered again, dates TBD.