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The YSI Blog

The latest in summer camps, kids activities, and general information about the outdoors.

How are rocks formed?

At the Youth Science Institute we encourage children to take a closer look at all aspects of the world around them, starting with the ground under their feet. Through our Moving Exploding Earth program, children learn about the constant process of forming and breaking down rocks called the Rock Cycle.
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Facts about owls.

There are 19 species of owl in North America, 10 species are found in the Bay Area, and at least 4 species in Alum Rock Park. Most owls are nocturnal, some are crepuscular, hunting in the early morning and evening hours, and some are diurnal, hunting during the daytime.
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