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School Field Trips

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© Mario Sánchez Prada

Field trips are available year-round for formal California school groups of students in grades pre-K through 12.

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Amazon Water Cycle Role-play

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© Stephen Horvath

In this role-playing skit your students will describe the various processes of the water cycle in the Amazon.

Notice and Wonder

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© nutmeg 66

How can you turn a snail, worm, or roly-poly into an object of inquiry for a young learner? Ask a few questions!

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Professional Development

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Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works. If you can't attend a workshop at the Academy, take advantage of our free online courses and teaching strategies for the science classroom.

Science Video Vault

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Browse our collection of educational videos to help your students visualize data and understand scientific and environmental concepts.

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Teacher Membership

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California Academy of Sciences Naturalist Center

Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers in California are eligible for special memberships to the Academy!

Fancy Fish

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