DL Youth Conducting Interviews

These videos were produced by youth participating in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Science in Action Summer Intensive, a project of the Academy's Digital Learning program.

Science Today: Collections - A Window into the Past

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The Academy houses millions of specimens, hidden behind closed doors. How did these collections begin, and why they are so important? Moe Flannery talks about the importance of specimen preservation at the Academy.

Science Today: Death to Display - Specimen Preparation

Science Today: Death to Display - Specimen Preparation

Have you ever wondered how the California Academy of Sciences turns a dead animal to a skeleton ready to display? Field Associate and long-time contributor Ray Bandar explains.

Science Today: From Wild Wolves to Man's Best Friend

Science Today: From Wild Wolves to Man's Best Friend

Dogs are a part of our everyday lives. But how did they evolve into the different breeds we see around us today?

Science Today: Extraordinary Marine Animals

Science Today: Extraordinary Marine Animals

It's a bird, it's a plane: No, it's a highly capable marine animal! Take a closer look at some of these super swimmers.

Science in Action: Climate Change and the Humboldt Squid

Science in Action: Climate Change and the Humboldt Squid

The Humboldt Squid's recent invasion of the majority of the West coast of both Americas has threatened this prosperous eco system.

Science in Action: Fading Jewels of the Sea

Science in Action: Fading Jewels of the Sea

Coral reefs are some of the most beautiful and bio-diverse habitats in the world. Sadly, coral reef populations are on the decline. Learn about what's causing the destruction of the reefs and what you can do to help save these essential ecosystems. 

Science in Action: Unseasonal Migration

Science in Action: Unseasonal Migration

Some seasonal queues are set by daylight, but what is the effect of temperature and other things on bird migration. Listen as Jack Dumbacker, Curator of Ornithology & Mammalogy discusses his research. 

Science in Action: Deadly Dengue Virus

Science in Action: Deadly Dengue Virus

There is no cure for the Dengue Virus at the moment. Scientists like Shannon Bennett (Associate Curator, Department of Microbiology at the Academy) are researching the virus to better understand the virus and how it affects humans. 

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