I am super excited about this new digital learning partnership that the California Academy of Sciences has begun with the amazing Khan Academy. For those that don't know, the Khan Academy is an online school where millions of students learn everything from basic math to python programming to art history. All for free! The Cal Academy…
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Fly through the History of Everything in “Dark Universe” at the Cal Academy
Tonight I got to see a sneak preview of the new "Dark Universe" planetarium show that is opening at the California Academy of Sciences on January 31st. Produced by the American Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with the Cal Academy, "Dark Universe" explains in stunning visuals and animations the past, present and future of…
“Sutro” (a poem)
First poem of 2014. Sutro Morning warming sun Chill breeze on my cheeksThe surf mist tickles Bones vibrate with each thu-thump of the wavesGulls callAnd everywhereThe lightThe lightThe light Rik Panganiban, 2014
Happy Holidays from the Cal Academy’s Macaws
And don't forget to gnaw on the tree bark!
Baby Gorilla Kabibe Brings the Cuteness to the SF Zoo
Awww! Read more about 5-month old baby Kabibe here. More of my pics of the kid and mom here.
I Work with this Silly Crew
These are some of my coworkers in Youth Programs at the California Academy of Sciences. How lucky am I? Taken at Camp Pepperwood near Santa Rosa, CA.
Take a #ReindeerSelfie in Honor of Cal Academy’s Holiday Exhibit on Reindeer!
The California Academy of Sciences is focusing this year's "Tis the Season" holiday programming on one of the coolest winter animals around: the reindeer / caribou. As part of our promotion of our new exhibit, which opens this week, we are encouraging people to take a #reindeerselfie, using the printed reindeer antler sillouettes at the Academy,…
The Cal Academy’s Elizabeth Babcock on Digital Learning
I love this interview with the Cal Academy's head of public engagement and education Elizabeth Babcock on the website "Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning." Elizabeth speaks eloquently about the bigger vision of injecting digital learning into this august science institution: Basically when I came, I had a vision of a digital learning department with…
James Turrell’s “Three Gems” at the DeYoung: A Portal to the Sky
I feel so blessed to work literally across the street from one of the incredible art installations by Quaker artist James Turrell. At the DeYoung Museum of Art, in the sculpture garden, is a commissioned installation created by Turrell he calls "Three Gems." Like all of his work, it is minimalist to the extreme, with…
3D Scan of African Hall at the Cal Academy of Sciences!
Check out this fantastic 3d scan of an exhibit in African Hall at the California Academy of Sciences. Created by the company Matterport during our first Science Hack Day in September. [Link]