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Jun 18 / KL Pontz

Field Trip to The Academy of Sciences

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“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco,” Mark Twain once said. But, San Francisco brashly defied even him on the day of our class trip to The Academy of Sciences. There was a cast of characters for the free day at the museum (every third Wednesday of the month): Wei, Amine, Caroline, Fause, Garbiel, Svitlana, and a shy little Mason.

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Fause, Wei, Gabriel and I met at SFIE and walked through Golden Gate Park to the museum. A thousand people were already lined up to get in when we arrived. But the day was pleasant, and the thirty minutes it took to get in quickly passed. Caroline and Svitlana timed it perfectly – they both arrived as we were walking in!

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We grabbed tickets for the Planetarium show and headed to the rain forest. Here are the dudes at the top of the canopy. Quick aside … Fause works nights and he came to school directly from work. But the lack of sleep didn’t phase him … He charged through the day!

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The Academy has great flow. After being up in the canopy, everyone is submerged into the aquatic life of the rain forest. There was plenty of time for fish gazing and conversing. Svitlana had to take Mason home because he started jumping on peoples backs, and Fause was off as well, not for rest but for work … yea … no rest for the weary, huh?

From Academy of Sciences San Francisco
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We found great seats for the Planetarium show, “Journey to the Stars.” The documentary visualized our scientific knowledge of the life of stars and the earth’s relationship to our sun. Rad! I do have to say, though, Whoopi Goldberg left something wanting as a narrator (Caroline obviously agrees with me). Maybe I’ve been spoiled by BBC Planet Earth and David Attenborough.

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No trip to The Academy of Sciences is complete without a moment atop the living roof and a view of the de Young .

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