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Informal Science Education: Professional Learning Programs August 29, 2014
The California Academy of Sciences is excited to launch professional learning programs for informal educators interested in exploring the theory and practice of education within free-choice settings. Our programs immerse educators in best practices for engaging the public with science and sustainability.
Free Teacher event @ MSI August 25, 2014
On Monday, September 15th, join MSI for their fifth annual free special event for teachers!
KQED Do Now! August 22, 2014
KQED Do Now is a weekly activity for students to engage and respond to current issues using social media tools like Twitter. And guess what? The Academy is contributing the science activities! More

Special Programs

Careers in Science

Know a teen with a passion for science? Learn more about our high school internship program.

Teacher Institute on Science and Sustainability

This summer, a select cohort of 30 teachers completed two weeks of sustainability-themed workshops as part of our new 2-year professional development program for 3rd – 5th grade teachers.

Watch the public service announcements they created aimed at changing student behavior here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about our programs, resources, or educator events, please feel free to email us at .

To make changes to a reservation or to receive another copy of your confirmation email, contact , or call the Teacher & Youth Education hotline at 877.227.3311.

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Khan Academy

We’ve partnered with leading global learning platform Khan Academy to make an engaging new digital learning experience. This free online course explains biodiversity and its importance.
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