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A Closer Look at Enrichment: Touch

By CuriOdyssey | Tue May 22, 2012

Welcome to the third installment of CuriOdyssey’s “A Closer Look at Enrichment” series, that describes how our keepers think about an animal’s sense of “touch” when making enrichment. Animals use their sense of touch everyday as they explore their environment, search for food, and find shelter. Different textures also appeal to different animals. Snakes that…

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Reverberation chamber

Make way! We’re rolling into Maker Faire.

By Hillary Hempstead | Wed May 16, 2012

Given our love of science and innovation, it should be no surprise that we’re thrilled to be exhibiting at the world’s biggest DIY festival – Maker Faire! The two-day fest is just around the corner, and CuriOdyssey will be participating for the second consecutive year. We’ve been preparing for months, and we’re putting the final touches…

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A Closer Look at Enrichment: Taste

By CuriOdyssey | Fri May 4, 2012

Welcome to the second blog post of CuriOdyssey’s “A Closer Look at Enrichment” series, which describe how animal senses inspire our animal keepers to make enrichment. An animal’s sense of taste is one of the most important senses because most animals are motivated to be active through food. Finding out what animals like to eat…

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A Closer Look at Enrichment: Hearing

By CuriOdyssey | Fri April 20, 2012

Animal keepers at CuriOdyssey strive to keep our animals stimulated and engaged by creating “enrichment.” Here is a brief overview of what enrichment is from a previous blog post: “So What’s Animal “Enrichment” Anyway?” Our keepers must consider all of the different senses that our animals use when creating enrichment (taste, touch, vision, smell, hearing)…

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Celebrate! It’s Volunteer Week

By Hillary Hempstead | Mon April 16, 2012

We’re so lucky to have a fantastic group of volunteers at CuriOdyssey. From the Keepers in Training who care for the animals, to the Docents, Aviary Aides, and Interpretive Guides who share their knowledge and connect children with animals up close, we’re so appreciative of all they do. In honor of National Volunteer Week (April…

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River otter, up close

Become a citizen scientist!

By Hillary Hempstead | Thu April 12, 2012

Why are people in the San Francisco Bay Area watching and recording the otters they see on river banks? And why are folks from Connecticut to Colorado (and everywhere in between) listening for frog calls during breeding season? They’re doing it in the name of citizen science! Across the world, the term “citizen science” has…

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Animal painting by Peanut

Meet Our Animal Artists!

By Hillary Hempstead | Sat March 31, 2012

What are animal keepers to do when they have a porcupine that can hold a paintbrush, a raccoon, ring-tailed cacomistle and tortoise that have adorable foot prints, and lots of nontoxic paint? This conundrum has resulted in some of your favorite CuriOdyssey animals creating beautiful works of art! These paintings are then sold to help…

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TomKat Ranch

CuriOdyssey and Conservation

By Hillary Hempstead | Tue March 20, 2012

Conservation projects are an essential part of what we do to fulfill our mission of educating and inspiring people to take care of our earth wisely.  Be it a beach clean-up, an animal-centric project, or one of many other conservation programs, we believe in doing our utmost take care of the planet. This winter, CuriOdyssey…

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Child at seashore

Where’s Your Science Spot?

By Hillary Hempstead | Fri February 24, 2012

A science spot is simple. It’s an everyday place where you can observe natural phenomena. Maybe it’s the place where you see birds roosting each day. Or perhaps there’s an interesting window in your house that creates wavy reflections. There are science spots everywhere; you just have to keep your eyes open to spot them.…

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A Closer Look at Enrichment: Smell

By CuriOdyssey | Wed February 22, 2012

Welcome to the final installment of CuriOdyssey’s “A Closer Look at Enrichment” blog series! This last post is about how animal keepers create very smelly enrichment opportunities for our animals to keep them stimulated. How do you feel when you smell your favorite food? Does smelling lavender relax you? Think about how many different smells…

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