Staff Field Trip!

Posted by on December 15, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Academy of Sciences.jpgFriday we took a staff field trip to the amazing new Academy of Sciences. Perhaps the biggest highlight is its sustainable design and “living roof” with 1.7 million native plants growing on it! These plants convert CO2 into oxygen, capture rainwater, and reduce the building’s energy needs for heating and cooling. They also provide a home for insects and birds!

We also saw an amazing iMax movie about our planet and the unimaginably vast number of other planets, stars, solar systems, and galaxies.

The Academy also had a large section on global warming and what we can do to help, which we appreciated!

Find out more about the amazing features this facility has to offer:
http://www.calacademy.org/

This was a fun day of staff bonding and learning!

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