Last week the Distance Learning Team gave an awesomely spooktacular treat to over 700 students from California to Alaska; it was the first Special Live Event of the school year: Skulls! Halloween Edition.
This 45-minute program brought the 3rd-5th graders face-to-face with skulls ranging from a Jack Rabbit to a Nile Crocodile! Then, while watching a live colony of flesh-eating beetles devour and clean some freshly dead bones, students learned about the Academy Collections and the stories a skull can tell. Students were guided on how to examine the eye sockets, teeth, and other features to find out if mystery skulls were predator or prey.
During the interactive program students had the opportunity to ask Academy science educators about their curiosities regarding skulls, the Academy Collection and much more.