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Homeschool events in the 2013-2014 school year!

by rochelle on Aug. 26th, 2013 2 Comments

Are you a homeschool parent or coordinator? Here is some of the information you might need to bring your students to the Academy

Save the date for our Fall and Spring Homeschool Days!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Click here for information on the December 9 Homeschool Day

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Homeschool DayHomeschool Days are the perfect opportunity for home schooling families to visit the Academy at discounted prices.

For these special events, we schedule an impressive amount of daily programming from opening to close: presentations, demonstrations, tours, shows, and hands-on classes. Read this post from last year’s Homeschool Day to get a sense for what we offer at these events.

We will post more information on this website about 2 months prior to each event. Registration itself won’t open until about a month before the event.

Receive event information directly to your email by signing up for our homeschool email list. Simply fill out this form

Can’t make it to our homeschool events?
Organize a group to visit the museum at any time of year! Homeschoolers qualify for our CA Youth Group discount program when you bring 10 or more homeschool students and their parents. For more information and to submit an application, visit our youth group website.

Or come to one of our quarterly free days on September 29, 2013 and December 8, 2013 (the day before our first Homeschool Day!)

BioBlitz at Fort Funston on Saturday, August 24th!

by megan on Aug. 20th, 2013 No Comments

Biodiversity in the city? You bet!

Scientists, and amateur naturalists will work together to find and identify as many different species as possible within Fort Funston – everything from sand dune plants to bank swallows (called a ‘bioblitz’). We’ll break the park up into zones and even encourage some friendly zone-to-zone competition. Bring yourself or a group of friends! We have 200 acres to explore.

We’ll be using the iNaturalist app and helping the fine folks of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Parks Conservancy and the California Academy of Sciences document the many plants and critters that live here!

We’ll start with an orientation, then hit the blitz. We will wrap up with lunch (bring your own!), show off the results, find out who saw the most different kinds of critters, and, yes, hand out some prizes!

Check out the current weather at Fort Funston here: Fort Funston webcam

Register today!

More information about iNaturalist:

Creating an iNaturalist account
How to use the iNaturalist app
Global Impact