Scientist's Scoop: The secret life of a museum macaw
© Mats Lindh
On Thursday April 12th, Academy biologists will give K-3rd grade students the scoop on what it's like to live at the Academy—if you are a Blue and Gold Macaw, that is!
Date: Thursday, April 12th
Time: 9:00am PST (12:00pm EST)
Duration: 30 minutes
Target Audience: K-3rd grade
Interactivity Options: The class will interact with us using a Chat Box
The California Academy of Sciences is home to over 63,000 living animals. Together we will discover the secret lives of one of these animals, Blue and Gold Macaws.
In this 30-minute program, Academy Biologists will give K-3rd grade students an exclusive look into what it takes to care for these animals. As we watched the macaws eat their favorite snack, we will observe the different body parts they used. We also will hear how loud macaws truly are!
Together, we will learn the different behaviors Academy biologists have trained the macaws and why they are important. This program is interactive in nature! Students will have the opportunity to ask an Academy biologists about their curiosities regarding macaws and how she takes care of them.
Students get to see and hear the Academy expert, and teachers will enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.
To participate you must have the following technology available:
- Desktop, laptop computer, or tablet.
- Strong internet connection; a wired connection is preferable.
- An updated version of the free application Zoom installed on your computer or tablet.
- If you have a large class we also recommend having a projector and speakers.
Groups are limited to no more than 75 students and no more than 2 classes for a single connection.