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 →

Check out this editorial in Ed Source by the Elizabeth Babcock of the California Academy of Sciences on the importance of after-school programs. Elizabeth notes that the Trump administration has been consistently trying to cut Federal funding for after-school initiatives, including the 21st Century Community Learning Centers in the 2019... Read more →

One of my favorite exhibits at the California Academy of Sciences is the Reef Lagoon tank, which houses a wide variety of rays -- Cownose, Blue-spotted ribbontail, Honeycomb, and Bluespotted. Rays are the best! We have had a live cam from our reef lagoon on our website for awhile now.... Read more →

I'm excited to share the news of the launch of PlanetVision, a multi-pronged campaign to provide practical, science-based actions that individuals, communities, businesses and governments can take to heal our ailing planet. If you are wondering what are the most effective actions you can take that will make a difference... Read more →