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California State Parks Provide At-Home Viewing and Learning

California State Parks have joined in to provide online education and virtual exploring.  Just like CuriOdyssey, the state park system wants you to get the experience of being at the park from your home.  Here are ten state parks that have online learning and viewing.  Plus, at the end of the article, check out the…

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Human health is inextricably linked to ecosystem health. An ecosystem is comprised of living organisms interacting in a physical environment. Every organism native to its physical environment evolved in symphony together over time, and contributes to the productivity of a system. The health of an ecosystem can be determined by assessing its parts and its productivity.…

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As Kermit the Frog says, “It’s not easy being green.”  While he meant being a green frog, we know that it is also difficult to be environmentally “green”.  Humans are meant to be the stewards of the Earth, looking after the plants and animals, rivers, streams, oceans, and the land.  What we do makes a…

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Nature lovers, here’s a great way to celebrate the spirit of Earth Day and help scientists with a fun, family activity to be done while adhering to public health recommendations. During April 24 through 27, you can take photos and upload them into the iNaturalist mobile phone app. Then April 28 through May 3, you…

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For National Vet Tech Week we are highlighting an animal care progress report from Vet Tech Keeper Claudia! Thanks to our Wildlife team’s extraordinary care we can share stories like this one. This report is about a type of animal that is often overlooked and underappreciated—the amphibian! Specifically, CuriOdyssey’s western toads (which are native to…

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CuriOdyssey Celebrates 65 Years of Green Education with New Micro Zoo Exhibit CuriOdyssey is celebrating 65 years of helping children learn to understand and care about the natural world with the launch of a new exhibit, the Micro Zoo. CuriOdyssey began 65 years ago as the San Mateo County Junior Museum, and was later renamed…

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How can I help? Thinking about how to approach such a large-scale challenge like plastic misuse and pollution can be overwhelming. We’ve compiled a list of “R” actions to inspire you on where to start! Remember, the world doesn’t necessarily need one person doing it “perfectly” – just a whole lot of people trying.  Reduce  This is…

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CuriOdyssey is celebrating Defy Plastic July 2019, click here to join our team online! It’s everywhere, but how much do you really know about plastic? Synthetic plastic was first created by Leo Baekeland in 1907. Plastic is lightweight, durable, versatile, and cheap to produce. These qualities meant that this new material on the block changed the world. It revolutionized sanitation…

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Guest blog by Cody Aylward. On May 17th, CuriOdyssey celebrated Endangered Species Day! The salt marsh harvest mouse (SMHM; Reithrodontomys raviventris) is one of the local endangered species that CuriOdyssey works hard to help through our marsh restoration and research efforts, led by Senior Educator and Science Research Manager Catherine Brett. Salt marsh harvest mice have not been found at Coyote Point marsh, but we…

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