This weekend I got to experience the wonders of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the finest aquariums in the world. We're so lucky to have this in Northern California. It was 100% a positive experience for me and my companion. Their exhibit spaces are incredibly well designed, showcasing some... Read more →

I'm quite excited about the new Digital Civics Toolkit, a suite of educational resources to "support youth to explore, recognize, and take seriously the civic potentials of digital life." A project that grew out of the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics, the Digital Civics Toolkit is organized... Read more →

I love this new project 500 Queer Scientists, started by two scientists at the Cal Academy, to highlight the stories of LGBTQ science professionals. The goals of the project are to: Ensure the next STEM generation has LGBTQ+ role models; Help the current generation recognize they’re not alone; Create a... Read more →

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 in 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. Now feels... 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 →