AP Biology encounters life and nature at Cal Academy of Sciences
Daniel Shen, Editor-in-Chief
On April 23, DVHS’s AP Biology classes, taught by Mrs. Minu Basu and Mrs. Pam Sheppel, visited the California Academy of Sciences, witnessing the most exotic forms of life in the museum’s myriad of environmental exhibits.
Junior Jadon Chan admires the flooded rain forest exhibit in the Aquarium. "My favorite part of the AP Bio field trip was the planetarium because it was a unique experience where they used my entire visual field to encapsulate their film making it feel like a dream," he said.
Senior Ruhika Nandy awes at the coral reef exhibit in the Aquarium. "My favorite part was seeing all the marine life, especially the cuttlefish. I wonder if they wanted to cuttle ... I was thinking that I’m so excited that I can see and experience this kind of marine life so close to me. I really love the Aquarium and so being on this floor was one of the best parts," she said.
Juniors Aryan Govil, Khushi Wadhwa, Mishka Narasimhan and Ryan Shi excite at the Natural History Museum's fog exhibit. "Ms. Basu made sure to remind us before the field trip to not bring 'anything that makes vapor' into the museum. So we took this picture in the fog room," Mishka said.
Juniors Young Jae Kwon and Jadon Chan internalize and photograph the diversity of marine life in the Aquarium. "I was admiring the vast amounts of different species in the aquarium," Young said.
Seniors Kyle Liu and Eric Chang point at the colorful fish found in the Aquarium's coral reef exhibit. "In this picture I was pointing at Dory from Nemo and showing Kyle," Eric joked. "My favorite part of the field trip was being able to learn with friends about various different species that I had never heard about before. In this picture, what stands out to me is that no matter what age you are,...
Junior Cheryl Shin gazes upward at the exotic fish in the flooded rain forest exhibit in the Aquarium. "My favorite part of the AP Bio field trip was being able to explore the museum with my friends. I got really excited in the aquarium and butterfly exhibits and it was just a fun day with friends," she said.
Junior Angelica Armesto interacts with the sea anemones and starfish in the Aquarium's tidepool exhibit. "My favorite part of the 2019 AP Biology field trip was being able to interact with live organisms! Throughout the year we learned about how organisms carried out their life processes and it was intriguing to see them in action. I was able to interact with butterflies in the Amazon observatory and...
A significant number of the AP Bio students sit back and watch the Planetarium's afternoon exhibit, which displayed a journey deep beyond the galaxy and to multiple stars in the universe.