This last Wednesday, Tim, Emily, and I headed to Sacramento for State Scientist Day. Like last year, thousands of kids converged upon the capitol to visit booths set up by various government agencies and to learn about science.
Although we quickly lost count, looking back we estimated that over 500 kids stopped by to hear about what OWCN is, why we care for oiled wildlife, and take a tour of our Mobile Avian Stabilization Hospital (MASH). The highlight for the kids seemed to be stopping by to touch the sea otter pelts outside of the MASH.
State Scientist Day was a great opportunity to practice our outreach skills, as the OWCN moves to increase our K-12 program. We’ve recently added a kid’s section to our website and are planning on developing a K-12 environmental education curriculum in the near future. If you haven’t already, please check out our website http://www.owcn.org/kids to see what we’ve been working on.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!