Science Fest at Paramount Ranch

The National Park Service hosted their annual Science Fest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura on April 26. Over 3,000 people took part in the event which featured science demonstrations, hands-on animal exhibits, guided hiking tours and crafts. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers WILDLIFE - Sebastian Hernandez, 8, takes an up close look at Jessica the boa constrictor that is being held by Wes Pollock of the Southwestern Herpetologist Society during Science Fest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura on Apr. 26.

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WILDLIFE – Sebastian Hernandez, 8, takes an up close look at Jessica the boa constrictor that is being held by Wes Pollock of the Southwestern Herpetologist Society during Science Fest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura on Apr. 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LEARNING NEW PLANTS - National Parks Service volunteer Tony Valois, right, helps Remy Logan, 5, identify wildflowers using a computer program during Science Fest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura on Apr. 26.

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LEARNING NEW PLANTS – National Parks Service volunteer Tony Valois, right, helps Remy Logan, 5, identify wildflowers using a computer program during Science Fest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura on Apr. 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HIKING TOUR - Park rangers lead a group of school children on a hike around Paramount Ranch during Science Fest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura on Apr. 26.

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HIKING TOUR – Park rangers lead a group of school children on a hike around Paramount Ranch during Science Fest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura on Apr. 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers UPCLOSE - Nancy Burdick of the National Parks Service mounted volunteer patrol lets kids pet her horse, Ginger, during Science Fest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura on Apr. 26.

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UPCLOSE – Nancy Burdick of the National Parks Service mounted volunteer patrol lets kids pet her horse, Ginger, during Science Fest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura on Apr. 26.

MC 123 NPS Science Fest MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LOOKING FOR THE LITTLE THINGS - Emma Kidimer, left, and Jocelyn Crosby, both 10, of Newbury Park look at soil samples that contain various living organisms during Science Fest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura on Apr. 26.

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LOOKING FOR THE LITTLE THINGS – Emma Kidimer, left, and Jocelyn Crosby, both 10, of Newbury Park look at soil samples that contain various living organisms during Science Fest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura on Apr. 26.

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