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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Kindergarteners Learn Characteristics of Living Things in Aquarium Science Class | Josie  buttonLink

Kindergarteners Learn Characteristics of Living Things in Aquarium Science Class

Kindergarteners at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in downtown Long Beach learned about the characteristics of living things during a recent science lesson presented by an Aquarium of the Pacific educator. The Aquarium and Cesar Chavez Elementary have been in a partnership since the school opened a few years ago; the science lessons, provided for all grade levels, are a component of that partnership.

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Conservation | Education | Volunteering

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Green Team Community Trash Pickup a Success | Josie  buttonLink

Green Team Community Trash Pickup a Success

More than half a ton of trash disappeared from the streets of Long Beach on a recent Saturday morning as about 340 people helped pick up refuse in the Downtown Long Beach area surrounding Cesar Chavez Park.

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Education | Volunteering

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Inviting Myself To ‘Hang Out’ With Kindergarteners | Josie  buttonLink

Every now and again it’s great fun to tag along with a school group of touring children, to enjoy their enthusiasm for the Aquarium of the Pacific as well as to enlighten them with facts about our wonderful animals and our waves exhibit.

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Conservation | Education | Mammals

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tracking a Seal by Satellite | Hugh  buttonLink

Tracking a Seal by Satellite

Back in the summer of 1999, a visitor watching our sea lions swim past the pinniped tunnel at the Aquarium of the Pacific mentioned to me that she had taken a vacation up to Hearst Castle recently and while there had seen elephant seals resting on the beach. She noticed that a few had faded orange tags on their flippers and that one of the seals had a tag that read 3709. The number sounded familiar so I looked it up in my records. It was quite a revelation. The seal that the woman saw on the beach was “Mac”, an elephant seal that I helped track by satellite two years before. I thought it might be cool to share with everyone the details of Mac’s voyage that year.

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Conservation | Education

After Learning ‘MPAese’, What Comes Next? | Corinne  buttonLink

After Learning ‘MPAese’, What Comes Next?

Now that you are conversant with MPA jargon as a result of reading my last blog, MLPA, MPA, SMR, SMP, SMCA: Speaking ‘MPAese’, you may be wondering what happens next.

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Education | Volunteering

Monday, January 21, 2008

Yeah! New Aquarium 101 program went well! | Josie  buttonLink

Yeah! New Aquarium 101 program went well!

The volunteer training team launched our first one-day Aquarium 101 session, which despite a few glitches, went quite well, much to our relief and that of our director of Volunteer Services. What a fun day we had, too, energized, as always, by the incredible enthusiasm and interest of our new volunteers.

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Education | Volunteering | Birds

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

American Goldeneyes Land at the Aquarium of the Pacific. | Corinne  buttonLink

American Goldeneyes Land at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Two female and two male American Goldeneyes, (Bucephala clangula Americana) now in quarantine, are destined for the Shorebird Sanctuary ecosystem sometime in January 2008.

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Education | Volunteering | Fish

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I’m Back! | Brittany  buttonLink

I’m Back!

As I returned to the Aquarium to resume my volunteering, I discovered that a few things have changed since my last visit!

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Education | Volunteering | Birds | Fish

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

German Guests Get Private Tour | Josie  buttonLink

German Guests Get Private Tour

Through my blog, I met two of the nicest people, who came from Germany to visit Long Beach for two days before embarking on a cruise to Mexico and Puerto Rico. The day ended with a $20 donation to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s education department.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Kindergarten Is Great for People of All Ages | Josie  buttonLink

Kindergarten Is Great for People of All Ages

Going to kindergarten can be loads of fun, even when you’re an adult like me. I greatly enjoy my monthly forays back into the classroom worlds of little children, where I get to see the enthusiasm and lust for learning that one experiences when young.

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