Family Science

Calling All Naturalists!

by rockprogram on Jun. 7th, 2013 No Comments


Do you enjoy being outdoors surrounded by nature? Ever wondered how botanists, scientists who study plants, press flowers for their collections? Or maybe you’ve always been curious to dissect an owl pellet! Join the Naturalist Center this summer where you and your family can learn and develop Naturalist skills and explore the natural world together.

Naturalist 101: Botany Basics
Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 am
This program is for adults and families with children ages 10+.
The Bay Area is home to a dizzying array of native plants. From monkey flowers to lizard tails, how do you begin to identify them? Get started by examining the common parts of flowering plants and discovering differences among major groups. Then, explore the grounds around the Academy, where more than 70 local species grow.

Reservations: Members $10; Non-Members $15; Reservations required; space is limited. To reserve a place today, buy a ticket online or call 1-877-227-1831.
Please Note: Meet at the Business Reception Desk located on 75 Nancy Pelosi Drive (formerly Middle Drive).

Junior Academy: Naturalist Know-how
Sundays at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New program for ages 8-11 starting Sunday, June 30th, 2013!
Learn how to be a naturalist! Each month a new nature skill will be presented. Simply stop by the Naturalist Center (Level 3 across from the Planetarium exit) a half hour before the program begins in order to register.

This program is free with Academy admission. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to 20 youth with attending adults.

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