Hello Vet Aides!
Here's a summary of our trip to the California Academy of Sciences from October 17th! Thank you so much to Keyhan Kaveh for the amazing pictures and to Rosalynn Sarvi for writing the summary of the event!
We started off the tour at The Swamp, where snapping turtles and an albino alligator named Claude reside. We then walked around the museum exhibits while Dr. Dunker, the head veterinarian at the Academy, described the live animals on display and explained the parameters involved in making sure an exhibit is suitable (Things such as temperature, humidity and salinity.) We also got a behind-the-scenes look at the hospital, and the area where the Academy makes its very own saltwater for the aquarium. After the tour, we walked around on our own, visiting exhibits such as the Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, Osher Rainforest and the Living Roof.