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Key Leadership Additions

Key Leadership Additions

CuriOdyssey, a children’s science playground and wildlife center, is pleased to announce that Julie Saltzman Kellner and Maureen Garrett have joined the organization as Director of Finance and Operations and Development Director, respectively. Kellner joins CuriOdyssey after serving as Managing Director of Berkeley’s award-winning Aurora Theatre Company for eleven years. Before her arrival in the…

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Movie Nights Recap: Raya and the Last Dragon

Thanks to the almost 300 attendees who showed up last Saturday night for the first installment of Coyote Point Recreation Area’s Summer Movie Nights for a fun time out in the park. It was great to see so many familiar faces in our own backyard. CuriOdyssey was out in full force exhibiting our fog bubble…

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Where is Frankie the Bobcat?

Where is Frankie, you ask? Well, he has been recovering from an injury he sustained in the early morning hours on June 30th.  During the morning keeper rounds, they noticed that Frankie did not want to come in for breakfast. Frankie loves food more than anything, even more than his friend Caro, so they knew that something must be…

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National Zookeeper Week

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

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

Dear CuriOdyssey families, Today I am reaching out to our current and past CuriOdyssey, Leaders In Training (LIT) counselor and homeschool families regarding further developments regarding the very serious matter involving former CuriOdyssey employee and Director of Education Carl Oosterman. As you may already know from a previous letter or CuriOdyssey’s public statement, dated July…

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

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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Celebrating Leaders in STEM Education

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

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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