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Things to Do with Kids in the Bay Area This Weekend

By Sofia Puchner | April 20, 2017

Here are some great activities for families with curious kids for the weekend April 21-23! John Muir Birthday & Earth Day Celebration Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm Cost: Free Location: The John Muir National Historic Site – 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez More Information: http://www.johnmuirassociation.org/php/bday-earthday/bday-earthday.php John Muir always spoke up in the…

Coyote Point Marsh Restoration Project

By Catherine Brett | April 6, 2017

  Have you ever wondered why removal of invasive species is so important? When a non-native species enters a habitat, it may be considered invasive if it spreads rapidly and fundamentally alters the structure and function of a habitat. Invasive organisms also outcompete native plants for space and resources such as water, light and nutrients.…

Celebrating 10 Years of Commitment to CuriOdyssey

By Patricia Jenkins | April 6, 2017

This month we celebrate an important anniversary.  Science education leader and CuriOdyssey Executive Director, Rachel Meyer, celebrates ten years of dedication to CuriOdyssey’s mission of delivering serious science to bay area children. With her guidance, hundreds of thousands of children have visited CuriOdyssey, touched science, met animals and learned to discern fact from opinion. Science education is more…

Scenes from a Party for The Nature of Patterns

By Patricia Jenkins | April 3, 2017

One of the best things about joining your local non-profit, CuriOdyssey, as a member is the exclusive access to exciting members-only events like our preview party for The Nature of Patterns exhibition. Member kids and parents were the first to play with all our new hands-on science exhibits.  They swayed to ukulele Aloha from Hiram Bell, created unique S.T.E.A.M. crafts like Now You…

Things to Do with Kids in the Bay Area This Weekend

By Sofia Puchner | March 30, 2017
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Here are some great activities for families with curious kids for the weekend March 31-April 1! Toddler Turned Scientist Date: Friday, March 31, 2017 Time: 10:30am-11:15am Cost: $6 Location: Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center – 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward More Information: http://www.haywardrec.org/512/Kids-Programs Enjoy hands-on science activities and discover the shoreline at Hayward Interpretive Center.   Spring…

Differences Between Similar Animals

By Adele Rios | March 28, 2017

Do you ever whether a big black bird is a crow or a raven?  Or whether a croaking frog is really a toad?  What about that swooping bird – is it a falcon or a hawk?  There are some animals that seem really difficult to tell apart!  Here are some easy ways to know the difference.…

At-home Science Activities for Kids

By CuriOdyssey | March 24, 2017
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CuriOdyssey camps and classes inspire the inner scientist in kids with S.T.E.A.M. activities facilitated by professional educators.  But there are lots of quick and easy at-home art projects you can do with your child that teach science concepts.  Here are a few we recommend for your young science enthusiast. Paper Helicopter Come fly with us! This simple…

Nature’s Patterns Around Us

By Michelle Sweany | March 23, 2017

From organic to physical to auditory, there are patterns everywhere.  Our exhibit explores many of these patterns.  A great article in the Smithsonian explores a well respected book called Patterns in Nature and an interview with its author, Philip Ball.  Our newest exhibition is based on the same concepts in this book. Artist Theo Jansen applies physics to his “Strandbeest”…

The Mathematics of Nature’s Patterns

By Patricia Jenkins | March 3, 2017

If you are looking for more information about the mathematics behind patterns, but math was not your favorite subject, here is a rudimentary review for those of us who are not math-inclined. For an overview of the math behind nature’s patterns, check out this video. Produced by Alom Shaha in a straightforward manner, it discusses the mathematics…

Child Development Research

By Adele Rios | March 1, 2017
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At CuriOdyssey, child development research is on our radar. We use that science superpower for good in everything from our exhibit design to classroom activities. It is our pleasure to share great child development discoveries with you. Gardener or Carpenter Are you a ‘gardener’ or a ‘carpenter’ parent? Based in a plethora of research, what Dr.…

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