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Celebrating STEM and Conservation Leaders During Black History Month

Celebrating STEM and Conservation Leaders During Black History Month

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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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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Healthy Ecosystems Support Healthy Humans

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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10 Best Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

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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5th Annual City Nature Challenge

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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National Vet Tech Week is TOADally Amazing!

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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65 Years of Green Education

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 To Reduce Plastic Pollution? The Many R’s  

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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Defy Plastic July 2019

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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