California Shines a Light on Jr. Scientists
The California Academy of Sciences, located in San Francisco, is a multifaceted institution committed to leading-edge research, educational outreach, and finding new and innovative ways to engage and inspire the public. With a mission to explore, explain, and protect the natural world, the stunning and sustainable structure brings an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum under one roof. It has a two-and-a-half acre Living Roof, expansive solar canopy, extensive water reclamation system, and walls insulated with recycled blue jeans. Featuring the deepest coral reef exhibit in the world, four-story tropical rain forest, towering T-Rex skeleton, and a colony of African penguins, the Academy also supports 46 world-class scientists and hundreds of researchers in 11 fields of study.
Starting with our own children, we're able to pique the interest of budding scientists with a trip to the Academy's online store. With gifts and collectibles based on the museum's exhibits, and such topics as recycling and …
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Publication information: Article title: California Shines a Light on Jr. Scientists. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: USA TODAY. Volume: 140. Issue: 2798 Publication date: November 2011. Page number: 74. © 2009 Society for the Advancement of Education. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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