Designed for grades 5-8, Science Action Club makes it easy and fun to lead hands-on STEM in afterschool and summer camp—no experience necessary! Through games, projects, and exciting investigations, youth in Science Action Club explore nature, contribute to authentic science research, and design creative strategies to protect the planet. Each... Read more →


I’ve been binge-watching the reality show “The Great British Bake Off” for the past couple of months. For those that haven’t watched it, “The Great British Bake Off” is a baking competition in the UK where amateur bakers compete in a weekly series of cooking challenges, set by two expert... Read more →


After more than six wonderful, exciting years at the California Academy of Sciences, I'm now looking for new professional opportunities, starting around June or July. I’ve had an incredible experience at the Academy, grown a lot, met some wonderful colleagues, and worked on a number of fun and exciting projects.... Read more →


"Expedition Reef" is the latest planetarium show produced by the California Academy of Sciences, and my favorite so far! "Expedition Reef" focuses on one of Earth's most precious resources -- the delicate chains of coral reefs found all around our planet. The show reveals in stunning detail what makes these... Read more →


I'm excited to share the news about KQED Learn, a free, safe online space for students to engage in thoughtful discussions about timely societal topics, using fact-based arguments and social media that they share. As the next generation of KQED's awesome "Do Now" series, this looks like a great tool... Read more →


Okay, this is not quite as cool as an actual Wakandan embassy coming to Oakland, but pretty damn close. Inspired by the success of their movie "Black Panther," Disney is giving $1 million to Boys and Girls Club to fund STEM learning programs around the country, including funding of a... Read more →


A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of co-leading a series of community outreach events in the Philippines, along with my colleague Lindzy. This was part of a much larger "Verde Island Passage" scientific expedition, focused on an area of the Philippines called by some "the center of... Read more →