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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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Endangered Species Day 2019

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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Party for the Planet! Earth Day 2019

Thank you to all of our 2019 sponsors and volunteers! Your commitment to a cleaner world helped remove 3 cubic yards of trash and almost 100 gallons of recyclables during our annual beach cleanup as part of our Party for the Planet Earth Day celebration on April 20, 2019. The 2019 Earth Day beach cleanup…

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Ideas for More Sustainable Gift Wrapping

CuriOdyssey Conservation Crew shares creative techniques for wrapping gifts in a more sustainable way! Find a variety of ways to replicate similar techniques shown below via your favorite online search engine. Make a fun recycled (and recyclable) bow! There are different variations you can find online, pick one and give it a try (or two, or…

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Learning About Science and Wildlife from Wildlife

At CuriOdyssey, we give kids the tools to think like scientists and let them loose to ask “what if,” observe what is, and let the natural world answer their questions. Support from donors like you helps us offer educational programming and care for the animals who help us teach over 175,000 children and parents about…

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Orangutan-Friendly Halloween Candy

Face of orangutan

Read this before your next candy purchase! Palm oil is an ingredient found in many candies. What’s the cause for concern—so what? As popular as the ingredient is, it has a dark history of environmental destruction that consumers tend to ignore or are unaware about. As Cheyenne Mountain Zoo explains, “Instead of using already cleared…

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Conservation: Single-Use Plastic Substitutions

Thank you to everyone who participated in Plastic Free July! For those of you still looking for inspiration year-round, the following are some great ideas that CuriOdyssey staff shared. A great way to lead your family conservation plan and try living waste free is to start with simple substitutions! It’s never too early to practice sustainability…

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