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Careers in Science 

May 1, 2010

The Intern experience at the Extreme Mammals station


I had no idea lions once roamed California! The new Extreme Mammals demo station that showcases skulls from extreme mammals that once lived in California was created by some of our interns and is the most interesting station in recent years. It has replicas, interesting facts, and staggering theories that would make you want to take a second look at our endangered and threatened species.


We had this cart for 3 weeks and we are pleased with the reactions we get from the museum visitors. They are so intrigued by this fascinating topic which includes information about the height of these mammals, the time they lived, when they became extinct, and theories about why they did. We cannot get enough of how children watch in amazement as the skulls on our cart roll past them and they tug on their parents clothing for them to come look.

The interactive games created by interns at the station are geared to make a fun learning environment for children and adults alike. This reassures that when we collaborate together, we are capable of pulling all ages into the world of science. The Extreme Mammals cart; the craze sweeping the public floor and the new addition to a long line of intern demonstration stations.


By Lesley

Filed under: Teaching Science,Uncategorized — CiS Interns @ 3:28 pm

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