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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 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 →

I am thrilled to be returning to the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) conference this year, happening next weekend in San Jose, California. It's been a couple years since I've been to ASTC, one of my favorite science education conventions. And it's great to have it in our... Read more →

This is an actual email that was sent to me not long ago -- apparently “to benefit the very evolution of our species” and “turn our ripples into waves.” I added the emphasis, removed identifying information, but otherwise this is the exact email as sent. (Spoiler alert: I respectfully declined.)... Read more →

Google has released stunning virtual reality tours of five national parks, as part of the celebration of the 100th annniversary of the National Park System. From the Kenai Fjords of Alaska to the Dry Tortugas of Florida and deep into the Carlsbad Caverns of New Mexico, you can go on... Read more →