Five Years at the Cal Academy!

Just realized that yesterday was my five year anniversary of working at the California Academy of Sciences!

It's been an incredible journey so far. I'm so grateful for my colleagues, supervisors, partners, and awesome young people I've had the pleasure of working with over the past 60 months. Here's some snapshots of the hundreds of amazing moments I've had here.

PYS students on Living Roof

My first group of youth under my leadership, the Pearson Young Scientists in August 2012. Such a great group of teens.

Fastest fish kids with Rik and Christine

The Fastest Fish kids, Spring Break 2012. My first middle school group!

SIASI 2012 photo

The Science in Action Summer Intensive , July 2012. We had such a blast that year.

Youth and staff pic - MONSTERS

All Academy youth programs group, December 2013. They are the cutest monsters ever.

Rik with mayor lee coder dojo

Hanging with SF Mayor Ed Lee at CoderDojo workshop, April 2014. Honestly, I'm surprised that the event went off as well as it did!

Mystery celebrity MC

Rik cosplaying as Ira Glass at DML 2014 in Boston, MA. Yeah, that happened.

Rik and DL alum Siyu

Rik with Digital Learning alum Siyu, off to college!

Rik and lindzy

On the Verde Island Passage Philippine Expedition with Lindzy in April 2015. Best trip of my life!

Group pic

First ever Science Game Jam at the Academy, April 2015.

Rik and matt at the mix

At the opening of the Mix youth media center , with Matt of KQED, June 2015.

Game jammers

Climate Game Jammers, October 2015.

Rik - let's do some science

Facilitating an activity leader training in North Carolina, September 2016.

SAC team in front of Academy

With the amazing Science Action Team, December 2016.

Andrew and rik at MSI

Leading an educator training at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, last week, with Andrew.

All the feelings. I'm looking forward to making many more memories here at the Academy. 

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