Blue and Gold 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!

Classrooms everywhere are invited to join this FREE webchat!

Date: Thursday, April 12th
Time: 9:00am PST (12:00pm EST)
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: K-3rd grade
Interactivity Options: The class will interact with us using a Chat Box

What happened during this Special Live Event

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.

Technology required

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.

Can't join us on Thursday April 12th? Check out our other programs in the Scientist's Scoop series.

First time attending one of these programs? Read about a past program with an Academy scientist here.

Grades: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Program Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free
Time Slots: 9:00 am