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National Zookeeper Week

By Bryan Cohn | Thu July 22, 2021

National Zookeeper Week (NZKW), July 18-24, focuses on the need to protect and preserve our wildlife and vanishing habitats via conservation while celebrating the animal keeper’s essential role as both educator and wildlife ambassador. During the third week of July each year, we recognize and highlight how great animal care and conservation efforts require great…

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CuriOdyssey Terminates the Employment of Carl Oosterman

By CuriOdyssey | Wed July 14, 2021

CuriOdyssey has terminated the employment of Carl Oosterman, Director of Education, effective immediately. Mr. Oosterman was employed at CuriOdyssey for 17 years. Last week we learned about a deeply disturbing incident that involved Mr. Oosterman at an offsite location outside of work hours. This incident was brought to our attention by a private watchdog group…

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Update – CuriOdyssey Terminates the Employment of Carl Oosterman

By CuriOdyssey | Wed July 14, 2021

Dear Parents of Summer Campers: I want to update you about a serious matter involving one of our former employees. Last week I wrote to you about an extremely disturbing incident that we were made aware of about one of our employees. We immediately placed the employee on administrative leave while we conducted an internal…

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“Full STEAM Ahead!” – CuriOdyssey’s 2021 Virtual Gala

By CuriOdyssey | Mon March 8, 2021

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, CuriOdyssey hosted its first ever virtual gala, “Full STEAM Ahead!” This event was made possible by Gala Co-Chairs, Julie Lee and Kelly Markson, our board of directors, and all of our generous gala sponsors. You can watch a recording of the virtual gala here. Thanks to the 280 friends who…

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Get Started with Micro-Animals: A Better Way to Teach the Science Behind Microorganisms

By CuriOdyssey | Wed February 24, 2021

Wondering how to find your very own tardigrade? Well, having your own water-bear might be all the hype these days, but this newly released Life Science Kit explores a whole range of micro-animals you’ve probably never heard of. In collaboration with Micro Safari, learning more about the microbes in the world around us has never…

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Celebrating Leaders in STEM Education

By CuriOdyssey | Wed February 24, 2021

For Black History Month, CuriOdyssey is celebrating leaders in STEM education and conservation.  This week, we are highlighting the organization, Black Girls Code. Leaders in STEM education mentor the next leaders in STEM The Black Girls Code organization was started by Kimberly Bryant.  She writes on the organization website, ” By launching Black Girls Code,…

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Celebrating STEM and Conservation Leaders During Black History Month

By CuriOdyssey | Thu February 11, 2021

February is Black History Month.  This month of recognition and celebration of Black Americans began as a one-week event in 1926.  “The intention (of Black History Month) has never been to dictate or limit the exploration of the Black experience, but to bring to the public’s attention important developments that merit emphasis.”, writes ASALH on…

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Creature Feetures, Volume 4, Plant Seed Germination

By CuriOdyssey | Fri January 22, 2021

Scientific Observation: Plant germination! Visit our next onsite exhibition “Creature Feetures” to experience animal and plant features – like germination.  This exhibition will help support the NGSS teachings regarding animal and plant adaptations. You will see microscopic animals magnified through Igor Siwanowicz’s magnificent photography, use your feet to power an exhibit and get up close to observe zoo…

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Creature Feetures, Volume 3, Barn Owls!

By CuriOdyssey | Fri January 22, 2021

Scientific Observation: Animal characteristics! Our next onsite exhibition “Creature Feetures” will introduce you to animal characteristics.  This exhibition will help support the NGSS teachings regarding animal and plant adaptations taught in schools. You will see microscopic animals magnified through Igor Siwanowicz’s magnificent photography, use your feet to power an exhibit and get up close to observe CuriOdyssey…

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Creature Feetures, Volume 1, Bobcats

By CuriOdyssey | Fri January 22, 2021

Scientific Observation: Animal characteristics and features! Our next onsite exhibition is “Creature Feetures”.  This exhibition will support the Next Generation Science Standards teachings regarding animal and plant adaptations taught in schools. In that exhibition, you will see microscopic animals magnified through Igor Siwanowicz’s magnificent photography, use your feet to power an exhibit and get up close to…

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