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What Does Science Mean to You?

By Adele Rios | May 4, 2017
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…

Volunteer to Help Wildlife and the Environment

By Lee Cauble | April 24, 2017

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,…

Conservation, Environmentalism and You

By Catherine Brett | April 17, 2017

Looking for inspiration for your own personal environmental commitment efforts?  Here are some projects that are making a positive impact and why these projects are important to all of us. Marsh Conservation The marsh conservation experiment led by CuriOdyssey Science Educator Catherine Brett will provide valuable data to inform future LIRA (invasive marsh plant) management strategies…

Wildlife Devotion

By Laurie Wagner | April 14, 2017

There are a few animal species that display behaviors that look similar to what humans might call love.   3-5% of mammals could be considered monogamous, possibly because multiple parents are needed to ensure the survival of offspring. Owl monkeys take a year to get acquainted before mating, then exhibit behavior that researchers think may illustrate a type of…

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. One…

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…

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”…

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