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 →


Today is my six year anniversary of working at the California Academy of Sciences. It's been an incredible adventure so far, full of crazy ideas, ambitious events, exciting projects, and so many wonderful colleagues along the way. I'm still grateful every day that I get to work here. Looking forward... 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 →


Last week I went to a briefing on a recent Malaysian rainforest expedition that took place last fall in Penang, led by Dr. Meg Lowman. A huge undertaking, over 117 people participated in the expedition, including both CAS and Malaysian researchers and volunteers. It drew from expertise across IBSS, including... Read more →


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 →