Blue and Gold macaw

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On May 20th and 21st, Academy biologists will give 2nd - 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!

Due to high demand for this program and limited capacity, we would greatly appreciate combining classes at your school into one physical space or two classes in one classroom.

Dates: Wednesday May 20 & Thursday May 21 2020
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET)
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 2nd - 3rd grade
Interactivity Options: Teacher using a Chat Box

Registration will open in March!

What will happen 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 2nd - 3rd grade students an exclusive look at what it takes to care for these animals. We will watch the macaws eat their favorite snack and observe the different body parts they use. Maybe we will get to hear them too!

Together, we will learn how Academy biologists train the macaws and why this training is so important.

This program is chat box interactive! Students get to see and hear the Academy expert, and teachers will enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.

Can't join us in May?

Our 2020 - 2021 Special Live Events schedule will be available in September.

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.
Grades: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
Program Duration: 30 minutes
Capacity: 75
Price: Free
Time Slots: 9:10 am