I was a lucky chaperone on a field trip to Alameda’s Crab Cove with a class of curious kindergartners. I learned about marine mammals (native critters), estuaries (fresh water + ocean water), and how often snacks and hugs are required to keep our energy up (lots!). What’s so special about Crab Cove? The Crab Cove [...]
There really is something for everyone as UC Berkeley, AKA Cal, opens its doors to the families of the East Bay for Cal Day. My husband and second grader have their eyes on auditing another physics class while my kindergartner and toddler want to run around the grounds making slime and looking for doggies and [...]
The Exploratorium, long a favorite destination for Bay Area families, has relocated to Pier 15 along the Embarcadero of San Francisco Bay, finally wrapping up its move from its old location at the Palace of Fine Arts. It opens to the public with an ambitious array of public entertainment offerings, many of them free, on [...]
HackerMoms introduces their first HackerSprouts series called Toddler Tech. Aimed at kids age 2-5, this class is a mash-up of art & science designed to be fun for both kids and caregivers. Zetta Tech Science teaches making paper casts from recycled junk mail, adding to the Great Crayon-Smear Mosaic Tapestry, and participating in the Chalk-Art [...]
This Sunday, Dec 2nd, the Oakland Museum of California is hosting an open house – free to the public from 12-4:00! You will be able to get a sneak peak at the new science wing slated to open in May 2013. Expect to catch an early preview of an animation station with an interactive exhibit [...]
Will you join us this year? Early bird tickets are available now and are 50% off the price of day of tickets.
File this under “very cool and expensive ideas” for when my children get older: Mars astronaut training workshops right here in Oakland. If you have a science- or space-loving middle schooler, read on. [photo from chabotspace.org] RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. As of this writing “space” available in the workshop sessions from Aug 27-31 9am – 4pm Everyday. [...]
I don’t know how many of our readers have teenage children, but I thought this sounded pretty interesting: Adolescent Sleep Research – UC Berkeley researchers led by Professor Matthew Walker in the Department of Psychology, seek healthy teenage boys (aged 12 – 15) for study of the impact sleep has on cognitive and brain function. [...]