Scientist's Scoop: What is the secret life of a museum macaw?
© Mats Lindh
On May 2nd, an Academy biologist will give us the scoop on what it's like to live at the Academy—if you are a Blue and Gold Macaw, that is!
Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 9:00am PST
Duration: 30 minutes
Target Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Interactivity Options: The class will interact with us using a Chat Box
The California Academy of Sciences is home to over 63,000 living animals. Together we will discover the secret lives of one of these animals, Blue and Gold Macaws.
In this 30-minute program, an Academy Biologist will give us an exclusive look into what it takes to take care of these animals. As we watch the macaws eat their favorite snack we will observe the different body parts they use. We will hear how loud macaws truly are.
And together we will learn the different behaviors Academy biologists have trained the macaws and why they are important.
This program is designed to be interactive in nature! Students will have the opportunity to ask an Academy biologist about their curiosities regarding macaws and how she takes care of them.
Students get to see and hear the Academy expert, and 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.