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Field trips are available year-round for formal California school groups of students in grades pre-K through 12.

Establish Positive Culture


Learn about how to cultivate a positive culture that supports valuable learning experiences for adults.

Earth's Delicate Energy Balance


The Moon's surface temperature can alternate between boiling and freezing. What makes the Earth so different?

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Science Lesson Plans

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Find science activities to focus your field trip or lessons to integrate into your yearly curriculum.

Flipside Science


This youth-powered series tackles complex environmental topics and empowers viewers to make a difference.

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Distance Learning programs

Can't make it to the Academy? We offer a wide breadth of resources that can impact your teaching from afar.

Professional Development

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Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works.

Science Video Vault

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Browse our collection of educational videos to help your students visualize data and understand scientific and environmental concepts.

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Teacher Membership

California Academy of Sciences Naturalist Center

Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers in California are eligible for special memberships to the Academy!

Reflecting on Practice Coaching Workshop

Team of Informal Educators

"I was able to acheive a greater understanding of what is possible and to design activities to truly make an impact!"

Jan-Feb 2019: Get trained in Seattle or St. Louis on this professional learning program for informal educators!

Fancy Fish

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