NATURALIST 101 Workshops

Learn basic naturalist skills in these hands-on, small group (20 person) workshops.

2014 Workshops:

HANDS-ON SKULLS, Double Workshop Tuesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:15 – 8:15PM Scientists can learn many things by examining an animal’s skull, and so can you! In this two-part workshop, you’ll get to investigate a wide variety of fascinating skulls and other specimens plus learn the essentials of how to identify local animals by their skulls. You’ll discover what determines if the animal was predator or prey, what it ate, and what sense was most important to its survival. You’ll get to compare “your” Homo sapiens skull with other mammals and test your knowledge of animal senses. You’ll also go behind the scenes to see some of the Academy’s most extraordinary collections, visit the new Skulls exhibit, and be able to attend Thursday’s NightLife. For adults 21 and up. Please sign-in at 6PM at the reception desk via staff entrance at 75 Nancy Pelosi Drive (formerly Middle Dr) rear entry to the Academy. Reservations: Members: $24, General $30Space is limited and advanced ticketing is required. To reserve a place today, buy a Member ticket or Non-Member ticket online or over the phone at 1-877-227-1831.  You may access information on transportation and parking here.

Naturalist 101 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.

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