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To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild? Students Weigh In

There has been a recent debate among scientists about the necessity and effectiveness of collecting specimens from the wild. Read what students had to say about what extent museums and aquariums should be collecting organisms from the wild.

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To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild?

Do Now | March 31, 2015 | 119 Comments

To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild?

For centuries, museums and scientists have been collecting animals, plants and other organisms from the wild for research purposes. To what extent do you think collecting living and nonliving specimens should be allowed?

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Do Now #79: Saving the Honey Bees

Do Now | May 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Do Now #79: Saving the Honey Bees

Since 2006, honey bees have been dying at an alarming rate. The event, called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has killed about one third of all honey bees within the US. We depend on honey bees to pollinate crops that we eat every day—apples, cucumbers, blueberries, broccoli, onions, pumpkins, carrots, avocados, almonds, strawberries, soybeans, watermelon, and more. The bees’ services are estimated to be worth $20-30 billion in agricultural production annually in the US alone.

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Earthquake! A New eBook and iTunes U Course

6 -12 Science | September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earthquake! A New eBook and iTunes U Course

What are earthquakes? Gain a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with a Multi-Touch eBook and iTunes U course co-produced by the California Academy of Sciences and KQED.

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Youth Voice their Environmental Concerns at the KQED Science Youth Media Festival

Community Voices | July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Youth Voice their Environmental Concerns at the KQED Science Youth Media Festival

On June 10, the California Academy of Sciences hosted the first annual KQED Science Youth Media Festival. Young filmmakers with their friends and family came from all over the area to participate in a great showcase of over 20 videos about environmental issues. The videos ranged in a variety of environmental issues like air quality, […]

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Science Action Clubs: Bringing Technology and Action Into Afterschool Science

6 -12 Science | May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Science Action Clubs: Bringing Technology and Action Into Afterschool Science

by Courtney Rudd The California Academy of Sciences’ Science Action Clubs ignite the spark for science in middle school youth. These action-filled science clubs occur once per week during the school year in after-school programs at several of San Francisco Unified School District’s Middle Schools. Both students and a select group of afterschool Activity Leaders […]

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