Dig In! Volunteer Garden Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 from 10am to noon. Join us at the Museum for a morning of light work in the garden. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about native plants, pollinators, and xeriscaping. Families and folks of all ages are welcome, volunteer waivers will be signed before work begins. Please RSVP by emailing Jen@santacruzmuseums.org. Please note that rain will cancel this event.
Happy trails to Matt Miller! Our outstanding Sandhills Coordinator is taking a sabbatical to attend the UCSC Ecology and Conservation in Practice Field Quarter. We are very proud of Matt for winning a spot in this competitive program, and we will miss his vibrant energy here at the museum. Luckily, our amazing intern, Zach Deutch-Gross, will be stepping up to coordinate the Sandhills Program this spring. The Sandhills Program provides local seventh-graders with field explorations featuring geology, fossils, and habitat restoration.
Students from Tokyo, Japan visited the Museum today! Fourteen students from the Consortium Institute in Tokyo visited the Museum to learn about Santa Cruz history and ecology. The ninth and tenth graders enjoyed exploring the Tide Pool Tank and even contributed to our wildlife spotting map that asks, “How have you connected with nature lately?”
Our Ohlone exhibit has a new interactive element. The next time you visit, check out the Ohlone cards and find new ways to connect with the exhibit. The cards invite you to find characters in the mural and investigate to find details about how the Ohlone people lived a few hundred years ago. These are especially fun for kids who like experiential learning.
The museum seeks an experienced IT volunteer to help us troubleshoot some of our computer systems. If you have computer networking skills, we would love a few hours of your time. Please email Jen@santacruzmuseums.org if you are interested in donating some time to the technological advancement of the Museum.