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With Reopening Around the Corner, CuriOdyssey Needs Your Help!

With Reopening Around the Corner, CuriOdyssey Needs Your Help!

We invite you to join fellow volunteers and CuriOdyssey community members for a campus clean-up day in anticipation of our reopening in early June. Storm Recovery Campus Clean-Up Day Wednesday, May 3110 AM-2 PM What to bring: Comfortable shoes Sun hat/sunscreen Garden gloves (if possible) Team spirit Registration is required. Please complete the form by…

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We see you. We appreciate you. We thank you!

Contributed by Tonaka Kendrick, Director of Volunteer Engagement This is National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 17th – 23rd) and the perfect occasion to recognize and thank all of the amazing individuals who volunteer their time, energy, and expertise to support early science learning and animal exploration programs. In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, I want to…

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Local High School Students Accept 2019 Conservation Internship

Three local students from Design Tech High School participated in a two-week internship crafting educational solutions regarding trash, recycling and compost at newly green certified CuriOdyssey Science Playground & Zoo in San Mateo, CA. The 2019 Conservation Internship Project: CuriOdyssey seeks to be a leader in conservation and environmental efforts. We want to further educate…

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Fall 2018 Volunteer Program Update

Don, a volunteer, holds guinea pig in a towel

It’s been a busy fall for our volunteer program: Four new Docents and three new TWIGs completed their Wildlife Interpretation training in early October! We have also been busy training new Wildlife Watchers to help record animal behavior for our animal welfare program. 595 volunteer hours were recorded in September and 431 in October. Of these, 209 hours in September/October…

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Genentech Volunteers Remove Invasive Plant

Fifteen volunteers from Genentech spent over two hours working with CuriOdyssey to remove invasive species from Coyote Point Park. Demonstrating dedication to their community, Genentech volunteers joined CuriOdyssey Science Educator Cat B. Wednesday, June 15, 2018 to take on a well-known threat to native species: LIRA. Limonium ramosissimum, or LIRA, plant removal has been a focus…

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Earth Day Beach Cleanup 2018

Thank you sponsors and volunteers! Your commitment to a cleaner world helped remove an estimated 520 gallons of trash and 105 gallons of recyclables during our 2018 Earth Day Beach Cleanup on April 21, 2018. An annual event, Earth Day Beach Cleanup at Coyote Point was sponsored by The Pacific Gas and Electric Company, CuriOdyssey, and…

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National Volunteer Week April 2018

Happy 2018 National Volunteer Week! This is an annual, nationwide observation created to recognize the vital contributions of our country’s volunteers and to encourage individuals to make a difference in their communities through volunteer projects and events. In 2016-2017, volunteers contributed 10,532 hours of service to CuriOdyssey… …assisting with camp, recording animal observations, engaging visitors,…

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Three cheers for volunteers!

Every year, more than 120 volunteers spend time on a regular basis at CuriOdyssey educating visitors, assisting campers, facilitating exhibits and activities, caring for our animals, and helping behind the scenes. In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 12-18, 2015), we’re highlighting two of our volunteers who spend time every month helping visitors explore our…

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Volunteer to Help Wildlife and the Environment

In honor of science, spring and Earth Day, which is really every day, here are some great  ways that you as an individual can make a positive impact on the natural world. Sustainability and Biodiversity One of the major challenges we face today is the strain we are putting on our planet’s life sustaining resources,…

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Celebrate National Volunteer Week


We’re so grateful to have a fantastic group of volunteers at CuriOdyssey. From Aviary Aides and Interpretive Guides who share with children their extensive knowledge of animals, to the Camp Leaders-in-Training and Exhibit Facilitators who educate our visitors and campers, we’re so appreciative of everything they do. In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 21-27,…

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1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
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CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

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