In celebration of Earth Day, we will be visiting the California Academy of Sciences on April 22nd from 9-3PM. Besides visiting the indoor rainforest, expansive aquarium and other awesome displays, we will be attending a new planetarium snow called “Incoming!” all about astronomical impacts. Below is a synopsis from the Academy’s website:
“Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Narrated by George Takei, Incoming! explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made sending spacecraft to visit tiny worlds. In the latest original planetarium show from the California Academy of Sciences, cutting-edge visualizations will bring real-time data from current NASA missions to life while taking audiences on a ride through the dynamic story of our cosmic origins. Along the way, audiences will discover what these impacts from above can teach us—and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach planet Earth.”
More details about the field trip can be found on the attached permission slip, which must be signed by a parent and returned by Thursday, April 21st. If your student has classes on Friday but wants to attend, have them see Caroline Matthes to obtain a Friday Classes Field Trip Permission Form and review their options for attending.
Access permission slip here here!