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Ask the Scientists

ask the scientists 

Join Academy scientists and educators for a brand new virtual program where kids lead the conversation! Ask the Scientists! features a series of events about the world we are living in now. Each Zoom session lasts about 30 minutes. Free with registration.

Stay tuned for fall program details! Check out our past events below:

My Backyard
Tuesday, June 16, 3 p.m.   

Discover ways to be an explorer in your own backyard, nearby parks and nature centers.

Featuring Tanya Dapkey, Watershed and Systems Ecology Scientist and Wingyi Kung, Park Ranger, John Heinz Wildlife Refuge

Collecting for Kids
Tuesday, June 23, 3 p.m.

Find out how to safely start a nature collection or show off part of your own.

Featuring Jordan Teisher, Botany Collection Manger, and Greg Cowper, Entomology Curatorial Assistant

Earth and the Environment
Tuesday, June 30, 3 p.m.

Learn how the pandemic is affecting biodiversity around the world and what you can do to help protect the environment.

Featuring Beth Watson, Wetland Section Leader and Mariangeles Arce H., Ichthyology Collection Manager