Pacific Science Center https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:40:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/pacsci-site-icon-320x320-150x150.jpg Pacific Science Center https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org 32 32 PacSci Podcast: Fragrant Flashbacks https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/fragrant-flashbacks-2017-11-20/ Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:03:41 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20659 The Smell Machine

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The Smell Machine

The newest exhibit inside our Portal to Current Research space is all about smells and how smells trigger memories in all of us. In this quick PacSci Podcast you'll learn how a special machine in the exhibit can create a half million different smells and their associated memories in both young and old alike. Give a listen then stop by Building 2 to learn more about your memories.

 

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Thankful For Our Volunteers https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/thankful-for-our-volunteers-2017-11-19/ Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:36:59 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20641 Thankful For Our Volunteers

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[caption id="attachment_20639" align="alignnone" width="1920"]Thankful For Our Volunteers Interns from our Lake Washington Watershed Internship Program, LWWIP for short.[/caption]

On a day where we give thanks, Pacific Science Center would like to extend a big "Thank You" to our volunteers. Without your hard work, the Science Center wouldn't be able to serve nearly 1 million people a year.

A Special Message for All of Our Volunteers

We rely on our hundreds of volunteers who give thousands of hours to help achieve our mission to ignite curiosity in every child and fuel a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Our regular volunteers who come in to help at least twice a month are involved in almost every area of Pacific Science Center and Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, from Guest Services and Interpretation to Development and Data Collection. In addition, we have service-learning college student volunteers we host every quarter; corporate groups like Gates Foundation, Microsoft, and Expedia who come to help us out with labor-intensive projects; Curiosity Days and Special Event volunteers; teen volunteers and student interns; and our skills-based professionals who assist with specific projects.

When I think of all of these volunteers I think of the time, talent and joy that they give. During their time with us volunteers bring their expertise and passion for learning and exploration to everything they do. "Thanks" is such a small word, but it is one that the staff at Pacific Science Center feels in abundance X we are truly grateful to each and every one of our volunteers for their commitment. Thank you all!
-Karin Pierce, Volunteer Engagement Manager

Here are some messages of gratitude from staff around the Science Center:

 

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Thank you to our amazing Science Communication Fellows! Your effort to bring your research to our guests is essential to the work Pacific Science Center aims to accomplish, and your continuing commitment to public engagement with science is deeply appreciated by all of us here.

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I would like to thank all of our LWWIP interns for being amazing, passionate, curious, exceptional, and dedicated people. Does getting up before 8 a.m. on a Saturday to go stand out in the rain for a few hours sound fun? These 26 high-schoolers (pictured above) do just that, with smiles all around.

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Our volunteers come from a multitude of backgrounds and experiences - they share their knowledge and their enthusiasm with our guests every day. Volunteers make Pacific Science Center a community. They inspire me daily with their dedication, effort and love for what they do. Thank you to each and every volunteer!

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Thank you for continually offering such an amazing experience for our guests. The smiles I see on kids' faces, meaningful conversations, and new memories formed are all because of the energy and enthusiasm you bring. Special thank you to everyone working tirelessly behind the scenes supporting us in countless ways!

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Our STEM-Ed volunteer interns enrich our summer Out of School Time programming. We are grateful for their initiative in taking on teaching right from the start and mentoring teen interns. They bring great energy and enthusiasm for working with kids and provide useful feedback to improve our workshops. Thank you!

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Without your hard work, the Science Center wouldn't be able to serve nearly 1 million people a year. A Special Message for All of Our Volunteers We rely on our hundreds of volunteers who give thousands of hours to help achieve our mission to ignite curiosity in every child and fuel a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Our regular volunteers who come in to help at least twice a month are involved in almost every area of Pacific Science Center and Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, from Guest Services and Interpretation to Development and Data Collection. In addition, we have service-learning college student volunteers we host every quarter; corporate groups like Gates Foundation, Microsoft, and Expedia who come to help us out with labor-intensive projects; Curiosity Days and Special Event volunteers; teen volunteers and student interns; and our skills-based professionals who assist with specific projects. When I think of all of these volunteers I think of the time, talent and joy that they give. During their time with us volunteers bring their expertise and passion for learning and exploration to everything they do. "Thanks" is such a small word, but it is one that the staff at Pacific Science Center feels in abundance X we are truly grateful to each and every one of our volunteers for their commitment. Thank you all! -Karin Pierce, Volunteer Engagement Manager Here are some messages of gratitude from staff around the Science Center:   [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.51" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_testimonial admin_label="Tony Smith and Liz McCullough - Testimonial" _builder_version="3.0.89" author="Tony Smith and Liz McCullough" url_new_window="off" quote_icon="on" use_background_color="on" quote_icon_background_color="#f5f5f5" background_layout="light"] Thank you to our amazing Science Communication Fellows! Your effort to bring your research to our guests is essential to the work Pacific Science Center aims to accomplish, and your continuing commitment to public engagement with science is deeply appreciated by all of us here. [/et_pb_testimonial][et_pb_testimonial admin_label="Ian Schooley - Testimonial" _builder_version="3.0.89" author="Ian Schooley" url_new_window="off" quote_icon="on" use_background_color="on" quote_icon_background_color="#f5f5f5" background_layout="light"] I would like to thank all of our LWWIP interns for being amazing, passionate, curious, exceptional, and dedicated people. Does getting up before 8 a.m. on a Saturday to go stand out in the rain for a few hours sound fun? These 26 high-schoolers (pictured above) do just that, with smiles all around. [/et_pb_testimonial][et_pb_testimonial admin_label="Matt Eaton - Testimonial" _builder_version="3.0.89" author="Matt Eaton" url_new_window="off" quote_icon="on" use_background_color="on" quote_icon_background_color="#f5f5f5" background_layout="light"] Our volunteers come from a multitude of backgrounds and experiences - they share their knowledge and their enthusiasm with our guests every day. Volunteers make Pacific Science Center a community. They inspire me daily with their dedication, effort and love for what they do. Thank you to each and every volunteer! [/et_pb_testimonial][et_pb_testimonial admin_label="Daniel Rother - Testimonial" _builder_version="3.0.89" author="Daniel Rother" url_new_window="off" quote_icon="on" use_background_color="on" quote_icon_background_color="#f5f5f5" background_layout="light"] Thank you for continually offering such an amazing experience for our guests. The smiles I see on kids' faces, meaningful conversations, and new memories formed are all because of the energy and enthusiasm you bring. Special thank you to everyone working tirelessly behind the scenes supporting us in countless ways! [/et_pb_testimonial][et_pb_testimonial admin_label="Susie Imholt - Testimonial" _builder_version="3.0.89" author="Susie Imholt" url_new_window="off" quote_icon="on" use_background_color="on" quote_icon_background_color="#f5f5f5" background_layout="light"] Our STEM-Ed volunteer interns enrich our summer Out of School Time programming. We are grateful for their initiative in taking on teaching right from the start and mentoring teen interns. They bring great energy and enthusiasm for working with kids and provide useful feedback to improve our workshops. Thank you! [/et_pb_testimonial][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Fresh Sheet – November 18, 2017 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/life-sciences-blog/fresh-sheet-2017-11-18/ Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:01:38 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20629 One of the stars of Amazon Adventure 3D, Heliconius melpomene (Postman)

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[caption id="attachment_20626" align="alignnone" width="1920"]One of the stars of Amazon Adventure 3D, Heliconius melpomene (Postman) One of the stars of Amazon Adventure 3D, Heliconius melpomene (Postman)[/caption]

As you may know, Amazon Adventure 3D is currently playing at Pacific Science Center's IMAX theaters. This is the story of the 19th century English naturalist Henry Bates who discovered the "beautiful proof" for Darwin's theory of natural selection through his observation of butterflies. This week's pupae shipment includes some awesome butterfly species that Bates could have encountered in his South American explorations. For example, one of the stars of the movie is a Heliconius butterfly, or Longwing. Look for the beautiful Heliconius melpomene (Postman) and other Longwings in our Tropical Butterfly House that may be Batesian mimics. This shipment also contains the Morpho Achilles (Blue-banded Morpho), one of our less frequently seen Morphos, and Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly), both butterflies whose genera range into Brazil along the Amazon River. Come visit us soon and stand among the Brazilian Button Flower (Centratherum puntatum), Cacao (Theobroma cacao), and Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spectabilis) to feel like you're part of the movie.

Neotropical Insects NV
Suriname

55 - Battus polydamas (Polydamus Swallowtail)
15 - Heraclides anchisiades (Ruby-spotted Swallowtail)
20 - Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
45 - Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing)
5 - Catonephele orites (Orange-banded Shoemaker)
45 - Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock)
5 - Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner's Prepona)
45 - Biblis hyperia (Red Rim)
10 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
5 - Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl)
4 - Mechanitis polymnia (Polymnia Tigerwing)
40 - Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)
6 - Morpho achilles (Blue-banded Morpho)

Total = 300

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"Fresh Sheet" is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center's Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.

These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center.

If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information.

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[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section" fullwidth="on" specialty="off" background_image="https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/header-ethernet-cables-1280x2921.jpg" transparent_background="off" allow_player_pause="off" inner_shadow="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" padding_mobile="off" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" width_unit="on" make_equal="off" use_custom_gutter="off" global_module="7474"][et_pb_fullwidth_header admin_label="PacSci Perspectives" global_parent="7474" title="PacSci Perspectives" background_layout="dark" text_orientation="left" header_fullscreen="off" header_scroll_down="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" content_orientation="center" image_orientation="center" title_font_color="#ffffff" subhead_font="|on|||" subhead_font_color="#ffffff" custom_button_one="off" button_one_letter_spacing="0" button_one_use_icon="default" button_one_icon_placement="right" button_one_on_hover="on" button_one_letter_spacing_hover="0" custom_button_two="off" button_two_letter_spacing="0" button_two_use_icon="default" button_two_icon_placement="right" button_two_on_hover="on" button_two_letter_spacing_hover="0" /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_post_title admin_label="Post Title - DON'T EDIT THIS" title="on" meta="on" author="on" date="on" categories="off" comments="off" featured_image="off" featured_placement="below" parallax_effect="on" parallax_method="on" text_orientation="left" text_color="dark" text_background="off" text_bg_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" module_bg_color="rgba(255,255,255,0)" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Body of Page - Text" background_layout="light" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" _builder_version="3.0.89"] [caption id="attachment_20626" align="alignnone" width="1920"]One of the stars of Amazon Adventure 3D, Heliconius melpomene (Postman) One of the stars of Amazon Adventure 3D, Heliconius melpomene (Postman)[/caption] As you may know, Amazon Adventure 3D is currently playing at Pacific Science Center's IMAX theaters. This is the story of the 19th century English naturalist Henry Bates who discovered the "beautiful proof" for Darwin's theory of natural selection through his observation of butterflies. This week's pupae shipment includes some awesome butterfly species that Bates could have encountered in his South American explorations. For example, one of the stars of the movie is a Heliconius butterfly, or Longwing. Look for the beautiful Heliconius melpomene (Postman) and other Longwings in our Tropical Butterfly House that may be Batesian mimics. This shipment also contains the Morpho Achilles (Blue-banded Morpho), one of our less frequently seen Morphos, and Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly), both butterflies whose genera range into Brazil along the Amazon River. Come visit us soon and stand among the Brazilian Button Flower (Centratherum puntatum), Cacao (Theobroma cacao), and Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spectabilis) to feel like you're part of the movie. Neotropical Insects NV Suriname 55 - Battus polydamas (Polydamus Swallowtail) 15 - Heraclides anchisiades (Ruby-spotted Swallowtail) 20 - Heliconius melpomene (Postman) 45 - Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing) 5 - Catonephele orites (Orange-banded Shoemaker) 45 - Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock) 5 - Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner's Prepona) 45 - Biblis hyperia (Red Rim) 10 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly) 5 - Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl) 4 - Mechanitis polymnia (Polymnia Tigerwing) 40 - Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing) 6 - Morpho achilles (Blue-banded Morpho) Total = 300 [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Boilerplate material - Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] "Fresh Sheet" is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center's Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents. These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center. If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Making Frog Legs Under The Arches https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/making-frog-legs-under-the-arches/ Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:25:28 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20611 Amazon Adventure Week

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Amazon Adventure Week

A great new documentary movie called Amazon Adventure 3D just opened at Pacific Science Center. To celebrate the movie’s release, and to help explain some of the science therein, we decided to devote an entire week to the Amazon. In this quick PacSci Podcast we explain what the movie is all about, what we have planned, and just why we’re building frog legs under the arches.

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Fresh Sheet – November 11, 2017 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/life-sciences-blog/fresh-sheet-2017-11-11/ Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:01:18 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20443 Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper)

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[caption id="attachment_20441" align="alignnone" width="1920"]Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper) Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper)[/caption]

This week's shipment of pupae from Malaysia includes a huge number of Parthenos sylvia butterflies, also known as The Clipper. This butterfly confuses some of our guests, since it typically rests with its wings open, a trait long associated with moths. Many butterflies actually rest in this position. In fact, many of the "rules" used to distinguish butterflies from moths have exceptions. For example, moths are typically smaller and less colorful than butterflies, but this shipment also contains the vibrant and enormous moth, Attacus atlas, or the Atlas Moth, the world's largest species of moth. Look for the feathery shaped antennae on these moths one of the most reliable means of distinguishing moths from butterflies. Moths use that extra surface area to capture smells to find their mates. Why would the sense of smell need to be more pronounced for a moth than a butterfly?

Penang Butterfly Farm
Malaysia

30 - Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth)
100 - Catopsilia scylla (Orange Emigrant)
30 - Cethosia biblis (Red Lacewing)
110 - Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)
45 - Euploea phaenareta (Great Crow)
10 - Hypolimnas bolina (Blue moon)
110 - Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper)
10 - Precis atlites (Gray Pansy)
35 - Tirumala septentrionis (Dark Blue Tiger)
110 - Vindula dejone (The Cruiser)

Total = 590

 

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"Fresh Sheet" is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center's Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.

These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center.

If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information.

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[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section" fullwidth="on" specialty="off" background_image="https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/header-ethernet-cables-1280x2921.jpg" transparent_background="off" allow_player_pause="off" inner_shadow="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" padding_mobile="off" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" width_unit="on" make_equal="off" use_custom_gutter="off" global_module="7474"][et_pb_fullwidth_header admin_label="PacSci Perspectives" global_parent="7474" title="PacSci Perspectives" background_layout="dark" text_orientation="left" header_fullscreen="off" header_scroll_down="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" content_orientation="center" image_orientation="center" title_font_color="#ffffff" subhead_font="|on|||" subhead_font_color="#ffffff" custom_button_one="off" button_one_letter_spacing="0" button_one_use_icon="default" button_one_icon_placement="right" button_one_on_hover="on" button_one_letter_spacing_hover="0" custom_button_two="off" button_two_letter_spacing="0" button_two_use_icon="default" button_two_icon_placement="right" button_two_on_hover="on" button_two_letter_spacing_hover="0" /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_post_title admin_label="Post Title - DON'T EDIT THIS" title="on" meta="on" author="on" date="on" categories="off" comments="off" featured_image="off" featured_placement="below" parallax_effect="on" parallax_method="on" text_orientation="left" text_color="dark" text_background="off" text_bg_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" module_bg_color="rgba(255,255,255,0)" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Body of Page - Text" background_layout="light" _builder_version="3.0.86"] [caption id="attachment_20441" align="alignnone" width="1920"]Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper) Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper)[/caption] This week's shipment of pupae from Malaysia includes a huge number of Parthenos sylvia butterflies, also known as The Clipper. This butterfly confuses some of our guests, since it typically rests with its wings open, a trait long associated with moths. Many butterflies actually rest in this position. In fact, many of the "rules" used to distinguish butterflies from moths have exceptions. For example, moths are typically smaller and less colorful than butterflies, but this shipment also contains the vibrant and enormous moth, Attacus atlas, or the Atlas Moth, the world's largest species of moth. Look for the feathery shaped antennae on these moths one of the most reliable means of distinguishing moths from butterflies. Moths use that extra surface area to capture smells to find their mates. Why would the sense of smell need to be more pronounced for a moth than a butterfly? Penang Butterfly Farm Malaysia 30 - Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth) 100 - Catopsilia scylla (Orange Emigrant) 30 - Cethosia biblis (Red Lacewing) 110 - Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing) 45 - Euploea phaenareta (Great Crow) 10 - Hypolimnas bolina (Blue moon) 110 - Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper) 10 - Precis atlites (Gray Pansy) 35 - Tirumala septentrionis (Dark Blue Tiger) 110 - Vindula dejone (The Cruiser) Total = 590   [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Boilerplate material - Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] "Fresh Sheet" is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center's Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents. These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center. If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Explore The Amazon In Seattle https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/explore-the-amazon-in-seattle-2017-11-10/ Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:15:53 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20463 Look--It's Another Tiger Wing Butterfly!

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In this PacSci Podcast, learn how tricky it is to tell a story millions of years in the making in just 25 minutes.

A great new documentary movie is now playing at Pacific Science Center's Boeing IMAX Theater. It's called Amazon Adventure and it has nothing to do with the Amazon that is so huge around Seattle. It is the story of explorer Henry Bates. As a young man back in the 1850s he left his home in England and spent 11 years traveling through the Amazon rainforest discovering some 8,000 species that were unknown to science. He also discovered what is now known as Batesian Mimicry, where a non-toxic animal imitates a toxic one to scare away predators. Learn more about that in this Life Sciences Blog post.

If you watch through the closing credits of Amazon Adventure you'll see Pacific Science Center is mentioned. That's because our staff of science interpreters created a live science stage show that accompanies the movie as it plays at science centers and museums across the country.

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PacSci DIY: Fall Slime https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-fall-slime-2017-11-10/ Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:41:53 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20453 PacSci DIY: Fall Slime

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Take your fall celebrations to a whole new level with this easy-to-make recipe for fall slime.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

2 mixing bowls
¾ tsp of Borax detergent (you can get at any store)
2 cups of white school glue
3 cups of warm water
1-2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice (or whichever spice reminds you of fall)
5-10 drop of orange food coloring (you can also use ¼ to ½ cup of washable tempera paint)

After making your slime, make sure to share with us your results and what you found most interesting about the slime process.

 

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PacSci-Doku: “Amazon Adventure” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/amazon-adventure-2017-11-06/ Tue, 07 Nov 2017 03:24:50 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20358 PacSci-Doku: "Amazon Adventure" The Puzzle

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PacSci-Doku: "Amazon Adventure"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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What fundamental principle of science is featured in the Amazon Adventure IMAX movie?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

U  E  O  o  i  N  V  T  L

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Puzzle Difficulty: Medium

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The question in this edition is:

What fundamental principle of science is featured in the Amazon Adventure IMAX movie?

The answer: Evolution

Peter Bates is the scientist featured in the new IMAX movie, Amazon Adventure. The son of sock makers, he left home at 23 to explore the Amazon rainforests. His goal was to find evidence that supported Darwin's theory of evolution. Bates spent 11 years in the Amazon, discovered 8,000 new species, and discovered the phenomenon of mimicry - where a toxic animal is mimicked by a non-toxic animal in order to scare away predators. Read more about the amazing adventures of Peter Bates and his contribution to the theory of evolution.

 

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PacSci-Doku: "Amazon Adventure"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" background_layout="light" _builder_version="3.0.86"] What fundamental principle of science is featured in the Amazon Adventure IMAX movie? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: U  E  O  o  i  N  V  T  L [caption id="attachment_20355" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Amazon Adventure" The Puzzle The Puzzle[/caption] Puzzle Difficulty: Medium [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Answer" title="The Answer" open="off" _builder_version="3.0.86"] [caption id="attachment_20354" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "Amazon Adventure" The Answer The Answer[/caption] The question in this edition is: What fundamental principle of science is featured in the Amazon Adventure IMAX movie? The answer: Evolution Peter Bates is the scientist featured in the new IMAX movie, Amazon Adventure. The son of sock makers, he left home at 23 to explore the Amazon rainforests. His goal was to find evidence that supported Darwin's theory of evolution. Bates spent 11 years in the Amazon, discovered 8,000 new species, and discovered the phenomenon of mimicry - where a toxic animal is mimicked by a non-toxic animal in order to scare away predators. Read more about the amazing adventures of Peter Bates and his contribution to the theory of evolution.   [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Curio Interactive: Merging Art, Science And Technology To Inspire Curiosity https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/reality/curio-interactive-merging-art-science-and-technology-to-inspire-curiosity/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:46:58 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20334 Composite Illustration of Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) by Sonia Lei. Courtesy of Curio Interactive.

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[caption id="attachment_20346" align="alignnone" width="1920"]Composite Illustration of Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) by Sonia Lei. Courtesy of Curio Interactive. Composite Illustration of Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) by Sonia Lei. Courtesy of Curio Interactive.[/caption]

Pacific Science Center is excited to welcome our next What Is Reality startup-in-residence: Curio Interactive.

Curio Interactive is the next startup-in-residence to work in our incubator space, The Hive. Their team is made of three artists: Jennifer Primm, Park Interpreter and Natural Science Illustrator; Sonia Lei, UX Designer and Illustrator; and Barry Boone, Tangible Interface Engineer and Natural Science Illustrator. Together, they operate as a design studio focused on educating the public about science and nature. They create interactive exhibits and immersive experiences by combining art and technology that spark curiosity between science and the natural world. Inviting them to work on our floor and with our guests was a natural decision, as their mission perfectly aligns with ours. We ignite curiosity and fuel a passion for discovery, while Curio Interactive seeks to inspire learning, curiosity and wonder in nature and science.

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By providing them with a creative workspace on our floor, they will test their prototypes with our guests, gain feedback, and update their designs. "Being able to have museum visitors try out what we're working on, give us feedback, and see the iterations of our work over time will be exciting and a unique opportunity to make something really compelling," said Boone. Projects will include devices, games and other interactive experiences. You can already see some of Curio Interactive's work on our floor in our newest exhibit, An Evolving Vision: Exploring Paleo Art. This exhibit features a version of Boone's interactive art – using Microsoft Kinect you can erase the skin and feathers of a dinosaur with just a wave of your hand, revealing its skeleton.

The first project Curio Interactive plans to test is a rendition of their prototype Curio Lens, an "enchanted" magnifying glass that provides alternative views to a specific illustration. Depending on the visual, the Curio Lens reveals magnifications, animations or other points of view, such as x-rays, that appear in sync with the illustration and lens' movement. This specific rendition is for an exhibit called The Hidden Life of Trees. It is a collaboration with a State Park system to bring unseen wildlife of the Pacific Northwest to life:

"Imagine stepping into a room surrounded by a beautiful mural of a conifer forest covered with lush moss and lichens. A spotting scope is pointed up at the canopy. You peer through the lens as you scan. At first glance it appears as a static visual, but as you search, the mural comes to life."

Outside of this project, they are also working on product development for interactive devices used in various settings from the classroom to out in the field. These devices will "give educators an engaging way to promote experiential learning at the intersection of art and technology," said Primm. Curio Interactive's mission is to connect people with nature and science, and they hope to see their educational products used in classrooms around the world.

Curio Interactive is excited to interact with our guests, and hope to offer playful inspiration to all. "By inspiring curiosity and play we hope that guests reflect thoughtfully on the wonders of science and the natural world. We aim to foster that spark of inquiry in hopes of inspiring environmental conservation through enchanting experiences with art and technology. Most importantly, we want guests to be a part of our story and community as we grow," said Primm.

Curio Interactive will start their residency in the coming weeks. You can visit their website at curiointeractive.com, and be sure to find them in The Hive and see what they're working on during your next visit.

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Courtesy of Curio Interactive. Composite Illustration of Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) by Sonia Lei. Courtesy of Curio Interactive.[/caption] Pacific Science Center is excited to welcome our next What Is Reality startup-in-residence: Curio Interactive. Curio Interactive is the next startup-in-residence to work in our incubator space, The Hive. Their team is made of three artists: Jennifer Primm, Park Interpreter and Natural Science Illustrator; Sonia Lei, UX Designer and Illustrator; and Barry Boone, Tangible Interface Engineer and Natural Science Illustrator. Together, they operate as a design studio focused on educating the public about science and nature. They create interactive exhibits and immersive experiences by combining art and technology that spark curiosity between science and the natural world. Inviting them to work on our floor and with our guests was a natural decision, as their mission perfectly aligns with ours. We ignite curiosity and fuel a passion for discovery, while Curio Interactive seeks to inspire learning, curiosity and wonder in nature and science. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.51" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="1_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Jenn Primm Image - Text" _builder_version="3.0.86" background_layout="light"] [caption id="attachment_20328" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Jennifer Primm, Park Interpreter and Natural Science Illustrator Jennifer Primm, Park Interpreter and Natural Science Illustrator[/caption] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Sonia Lei Image - Text" _builder_version="3.0.86" background_layout="light"] [caption id="attachment_20327" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Sonia Lei, UX Designer and Illustrator Sonia Lei, UX Designer and Illustrator[/caption] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Barry Boone Image - Text" _builder_version="3.0.86" background_layout="light"] [caption id="attachment_20329" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Barry Boone, Tangible Interface Engineer and Natural Science Illustrator Barry Boone, Tangible Interface Engineer and Natural Science Illustrator[/caption] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Second half of story below images row - EDIT THIS IF NEED BE" background_layout="light" _builder_version="3.0.86"] By providing them with a creative workspace on our floor, they will test their prototypes with our guests, gain feedback, and update their designs. "Being able to have museum visitors try out what we're working on, give us feedback, and see the iterations of our work over time will be exciting and a unique opportunity to make something really compelling," said Boone. Projects will include devices, games and other interactive experiences. You can already see some of Curio Interactive's work on our floor in our newest exhibit, An Evolving Vision: Exploring Paleo Art. This exhibit features a version of Boone's interactive art – using Microsoft Kinect you can erase the skin and feathers of a dinosaur with just a wave of your hand, revealing its skeleton. The first project Curio Interactive plans to test is a rendition of their prototype Curio Lens, an "enchanted" magnifying glass that provides alternative views to a specific illustration. Depending on the visual, the Curio Lens reveals magnifications, animations or other points of view, such as x-rays, that appear in sync with the illustration and lens' movement. This specific rendition is for an exhibit called The Hidden Life of Trees. It is a collaboration with a State Park system to bring unseen wildlife of the Pacific Northwest to life:
"Imagine stepping into a room surrounded by a beautiful mural of a conifer forest covered with lush moss and lichens. A spotting scope is pointed up at the canopy. You peer through the lens as you scan. At first glance it appears as a static visual, but as you search, the mural comes to life."
Outside of this project, they are also working on product development for interactive devices used in various settings from the classroom to out in the field. These devices will "give educators an engaging way to promote experiential learning at the intersection of art and technology," said Primm. Curio Interactive's mission is to connect people with nature and science, and they hope to see their educational products used in classrooms around the world. Curio Interactive is excited to interact with our guests, and hope to offer playful inspiration to all. "By inspiring curiosity and play we hope that guests reflect thoughtfully on the wonders of science and the natural world. We aim to foster that spark of inquiry in hopes of inspiring environmental conservation through enchanting experiences with art and technology. Most importantly, we want guests to be a part of our story and community as we grow," said Primm. Curio Interactive will start their residency in the coming weeks. You can visit their website at curiointeractive.com, and be sure to find them in The Hive and see what they're working on during your next visit. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Fresh Sheet – November 4, 2017 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/life-sciences-blog/fresh-sheet-2017-11-04/ Sat, 04 Nov 2017 07:01:00 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20305 Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)

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[caption id="attachment_20303" align="alignnone" width="1920"]Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho) Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)[/caption]

Attached is the list of pupae we're expecting this week from El Salvador. November is statistically the rainiest month in Seattle, so now is the time to get yourself to our Tropical Butterfly House. It is always warm and sunny in there. We can't guarantee that it will never rain (thanks, Horticulture Team) but the water rarely lands on you. With the smell of wonderful flowers and all the butterflies flying past, you'll feel transported. And a visit to the butterfly house is a lot cheaper than a plane flight to a sunnier locale.

Bioproductores de El Salvador
El Salvador

40 - Anaea eurypyle (Pointed Leafwing)
10 - Anaea nobilis (Noble Leafwing)
10 - Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing)
16 - Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
4 - Lycorea cleobaea (Large Tiger)
20 - Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
40 - Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
40 - Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
20 - Papilio androgeus (Queen Page)
20 - Papilio erostratus (Dusky Swallowtail)
20 - Papilio pilumnus (Three-tailed Swallowtail)
9 - Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner's Prepona)
16 - Tithorea tarricina (Cream-Spotted Tigerwing)

Total = 265

 

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"Fresh Sheet" is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center's Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.

These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center.

If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information.

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[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section" fullwidth="on" specialty="off" background_image="https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/header-ethernet-cables-1280x2921.jpg" transparent_background="off" allow_player_pause="off" inner_shadow="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" padding_mobile="off" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" width_unit="on" make_equal="off" use_custom_gutter="off" global_module="7474"][et_pb_fullwidth_header admin_label="PacSci Perspectives" global_parent="7474" title="PacSci Perspectives" background_layout="dark" text_orientation="left" header_fullscreen="off" header_scroll_down="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" content_orientation="center" image_orientation="center" title_font_color="#ffffff" subhead_font="|on|||" subhead_font_color="#ffffff" custom_button_one="off" button_one_letter_spacing="0" button_one_use_icon="default" button_one_icon_placement="right" button_one_on_hover="on" button_one_letter_spacing_hover="0" custom_button_two="off" button_two_letter_spacing="0" button_two_use_icon="default" button_two_icon_placement="right" button_two_on_hover="on" button_two_letter_spacing_hover="0" /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_post_title admin_label="Post Title - DON'T EDIT THIS" title="on" meta="on" author="on" date="on" categories="off" comments="off" featured_image="off" featured_placement="below" parallax_effect="on" parallax_method="on" text_orientation="left" text_color="dark" text_background="off" text_bg_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" module_bg_color="rgba(255,255,255,0)" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Body of Page - Text" background_layout="light" _builder_version="3.0.85"] [caption id="attachment_20303" align="alignnone" width="1920"]Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho) Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)[/caption] Attached is the list of pupae we're expecting this week from El Salvador. November is statistically the rainiest month in Seattle, so now is the time to get yourself to our Tropical Butterfly House. It is always warm and sunny in there. We can't guarantee that it will never rain (thanks, Horticulture Team) but the water rarely lands on you. With the smell of wonderful flowers and all the butterflies flying past, you'll feel transported. And a visit to the butterfly house is a lot cheaper than a plane flight to a sunnier locale. Bioproductores de El Salvador El Salvador 40 - Anaea eurypyle (Pointed Leafwing) 10 - Anaea nobilis (Noble Leafwing) 10 - Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing) 16 - Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing) 4 - Lycorea cleobaea (Large Tiger) 20 - Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho) 40 - Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho) 40 - Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly) 20 - Papilio androgeus (Queen Page) 20 - Papilio erostratus (Dusky Swallowtail) 20 - Papilio pilumnus (Three-tailed Swallowtail) 9 - Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner's Prepona) 16 - Tithorea tarricina (Cream-Spotted Tigerwing) Total = 265   [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Boilerplate material - Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] "Fresh Sheet" is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center's Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents. These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center. If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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