Sometimes I forget what a cool place I work. And then a lightsaber battle breaks out on the catwalk. Every Thursday the California Academy of Sciences hold our Nightlife party -- an adults-only celebration of science and culture with a different theme each night. Last Thursday was our "Feel the... Read more →


I love Biographic, an online magazine featuring science-rich, emotionally engaging, and beautifully designed stories about nature and positive steps people are taking to protect it. It's a great read if you are looking for a change from the grind of the daily news and doomsday news reporting from other sources.... Read more →


About a month ago, LEGO released one of the hottest new toys of the season: a "Women of NASA" LEGO kit. The kit features astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton, astronaut, physicist and entrepreneur Sally Ride and astronaut, physician, engineer and jazz dancer Mae... Read more →


On Saturday, two groups of teens from the California Academy of Sciences and Nature Bridge gathered at Pillar Point marine sanctuary in Half Moon Bay. This wasn't a casual beach-day hangout. The goal was to support marine education for our local communities. Nature Bridge is a nonprofit that leads hands-on... Read more →


A little while ago, I had the opportunity to catch one of the first local screenings of the new Jane Goodall documentary "Jane" from National Geographic. Jane Goodall of course is a well-known primatologist, environmental activist and head of the Goodall Institute. One of the world's leading experts on chimpanzees,... Read more →


My organization the California Academy of Sciences has been incredible in supporting those affected by the devastating wildfires that ripped through much of the North Bay earlier this month. Last week, we opened our doors for free to people directly impacted by the fires, resulting in tens of thousands of... Read more →


I love this animated gif of the weather station on the living roof of the California Academy of Sciences. There's something calming and reassuring about it. Weather stations are part of the automated heating and cooling system of the museum. They monitor wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, temperature and humidity.... Read more →