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On April 6, 2017, Academy biologist Tim Wong will give us the scoop on the community of butterflies living in the Academy rainforest.

Classrooms everywhere are invited to join this FREE webchat!

Date: April 6, 2017
Time: 10:30am PST
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Interactivity Options: The class will interact with us using a Chat Box

What to expect during this Special Live Event

The California Academy of Sciences is home to over 63,000 living animals. Together your students and Academy Biologist Tim will explore the Academy rainforest to discover how we created a community of butterflies in our museum.

In this 30-minute program, Tim will give us an exclusive look into what it takes to take care of these animals from chrysalis to butterfly. Students will take a virtual tour of a butterfly farm in Costa Rica where our butterflies spend their first two stages of life. Then we will come back to the Academy to learn how Tim takes care of these animals.

This program is designed to be interactive in nature! Students will have the opportunity to ask Tim about their curiosities regarding butterflies and how he takes care of them.

How to Connect?

Students get to see and hear the Academy expert, and teachers will enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.

To participate you must have the following technology available:

  • Desktop or laptop computer (NOT an iPad, tablet or Chromebook).
  • Strong internet connection; a wired connection is preferable.
  • An updated version of the free Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer.
  • If you have a large class we also recommend having a projector and speakers.

Can't join us on Thursday April 6th? Check out our other programs in the Scientist's Scoop series.

First time attending one of these programs? Read about a past program with an Academy scientist here.

Grades: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Program Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free
Time Slots: 10:30 am