Photo: Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles © California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is home to the world’s largest collection of skulls, skeletons and other preserved samples of the southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis). Celebrate the 10th annual Sea Otter Awareness Week here at the Academy between September 23–29, 2012. Throughout the week, select research specimens will be on display in the Project Lab and sea otter-themed games and resources will be available in the Naturalist Center and the Early Explorers Cove (an activity area for children under five and their adult friends).
In addition, join us for the following activities:

  • Sunday, Sept. 23, 2:30 pm: Science Story Adventures, featuring stories, games and crafts for children ages 4-8 in the Education Classroom.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 am and 2:00 pm, and Thursday, Sept. 27, 11:30 am: Specimen Spotlight, highlighting sea otter research specimens in the Naturalist Center.
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:00-10:00 pm: NightLife for ages 21 and up, showcasing sea otter skulls being prepared as specimens and a special table with biologists and specimens outside the Project Lab.
  • Friday, Sept. 28, 11:00 am-4:00 pm: Naturalist Center Crafts. Make a sea otter kelp bed!

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