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Endangered Species Day is May 19th, 2017

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Endangered Species Day is May 19th, 2017

Today is Endangered Species Day! This is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. All species big and small are important in our world Humans are able to both help and hinder other species. What we…

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Why You Should Care About Leopard Sharks Dying in San Francisco Bay

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Recently, CuriOdyssey’s young 8 to 10 year old geoscientist homeschoolers discovered two dead sharks at Coyote Point Park marsh and CuriOdyssey employees reported the findings to the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation soon afterwards.  These sharks were part of a massive leopard shark die-off documented by scientists for the past two years in the San Francisco Bay.  A…

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Science in Our Lives

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The benefits of scientific research are applied all through our lives. Medical Science Do you or someone you know use tools for bending light to see? We mean glasses of course. How did this tool come into being? Problem-solving minds circa the early 1200’s are to thank for the glasses we know today (see link…

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What Does Science Mean to You?

What Does Science Mean To You

What is the Meaning of “Science” What does “science” mean to you?  In a world facing global challenges, facts and science are more important than ever. Here at CuriOdyssey, we have been inviting visitors to post notes to our “Meaning of Science” whiteboard to share their personal thoughts on the meaning of science.  Share your thoughts…

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Volunteer to Help Wildlife and the Environment

In honor of science, spring and Earth Day, which is really every day, here are some great  ways that you as an individual can make a positive impact on the natural world. Sustainability and Biodiversity One of the major challenges we face today is the strain we are putting on our planet’s life sustaining resources,…

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Celebrating 10 Years of Commitment to CuriOdyssey

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…

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At-home Science Activities for Kids

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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…

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The Mathematics of Nature’s Patterns

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…

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Patterns Found in Nature

CuriOdyssey is exploring visual and auditory patterns found in nature in a series of blog posts and in our upcoming new exhibit, THE NATURE OF PATTERNS.  A few of the patterns we will delve into are: Symmetries (mirror & radial) Fractals (branching) Spirals Flow Foam Waves Tiling Cracks Spots & stripes Plus, auditory patterns These…

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"Science" as Word of the Year

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Much to our delight, Merriam-Webster named “science” as the word of the year for 2013. According to the publisher, the word saw a 176% increase in lookups this year over last and stayed a top lookup throughout the year. We can likely attribute this increase to myriad discussions on the topic, from climate change to educational…

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