This week the Geology Gents are “unmasking” the origins of the metamorphic rock gneiss so that we can learn about metamorphic rocks in general.
In honor of World Oceans Day, we’re celebrating through song! Sing-along with our Education Coordinator Chris as he shares two of his favorite songs from The Beatles — Octopus’s Garden and Help! (adapted by Chris to become Kelp!)
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Last week we explored the tell-tale signs of igneous rocks. This week the Geology Gents explore the mysteries of sedimentary scenes. Next week: you guessed, metamorphic rocks!
This week the Geology Gents are doing a little digging into the backstory of one of our three rock types — igneous rocks!
Museums might be closed but in this video you can learn to make your own natural history museum at home! Include a favorite exhibit from the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History as well as your own curations.
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Do you enjoy looking at flowers? What do you want to learn about flowers? Use this step-by-step guide to learn about the different parts of a flower through illustration. Afterwards you will be able to identify perfect and imperfect flowers.
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The Geology Gents are on the case! Follow the clues and learn how to identify if the rock you’ve cornered is igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic.
This week’s Rockin’ Pop-Up explores the building blocks of rocks: minerals! Join Gavin and Graham for an exploration of how elements bond together to create the minerals that form various rocks.
Week two of our virtual Rockin’ Pop-Up is all about the tools of the trade! We’re thinking about the questions you must ask of the rocks that you find and the tools you will need to answer those questions.
This live program was held on May 4, 2020 and features a presentation from Christian Schwarz in conversation with Marisa Gomez, Public Programs Manager.
The world is changing rapidly — and not just in the way we’re all currently experiencing! Citizen science or community science is an immensely popular model of engaging the natural world, and can be done even while physically distancing.
Using mushrooms and the community of people who admire them as lenses to focus our discussion, we’ll talk about where we’ve come from with traditional science and where community science is taking us.