• aBright blue bioluminescent organisms swirl in a wavy pattern behind a white NightSchool logo.
  • Dr. Mandë Holford next to her presentation slide, which has a cartoon photo of a snail on a motorcycle.
  • A still from Rachel Garber Cole’s piece “Questions for a Dinosaur” with Rachel sitting next to a person in dinosaur costume head
  • NightSchool guests and hosts discuss questions as a group.
  • NightSchool guests and hosts wear alligator-themed or birthday-themed hats to celebrate Claude the alligator’s birthday.
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One hour, three experts, and endless connections. Every third Thursday, we’re exploring something entirely new.

Our live NightSchool series brings together scientists, artists, creators, and their friends and collaborators; all experts ranging in fields from eco-poetry to bioluminescent art to the 60,000+ species of snails on our planet. It’s a natural science party, and you’re invited to ask our guests literally anything you want. Every episode is an unfiltered, unedited, and undeniably delightful deep-dive into something new: Whether it’s traversing the mysteries of microscopic ocean life or celebrating our alligator Claude’s birthday, we go all-in, always.

We’re live on YouTubeFacebookInstagram, and Twitch (for free!) on the first Tuesday of every month, but every single episode is recorded for you to watch from anywhere in the world, anytime.

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Next episode: Shark Senses (Tuesday, February 6, 7 pm PT)

A close-up of a bonnethead shark.

This NightSchool, three incredibly special guests are giving us an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of a place seldom explored, and even more rarely granted media access: the inside of a shark’s nose.

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Reflect on a changing world with performers and poets whose work sits at the intersection of art and science.

Colorful illustration of different Academy animals

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What do night parrots, giant tortoises, and a teeny tiny clam have in common? Averting presumed extinction.

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Ice, soil, wood, diatomaceous deep-sea sediment — we're digging deep and returning with cores.

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What live everywhere there’s water, are invisible to the naked eye, and are essential to life on Earth? Diatoms!

Close-up photo of a snail

Explore the wide world of snails, from venomous ocean-dwellers to big-city inhabitants.

Claude the alligator wearing a party hat

We’re throwing a party dedicated to Claude the American alligator and the freshwater swamps he calls home.

Photo of a yellow mushroom

We’re digging into the vast underground networks that connect mushrooms, plants, and a whole lot of life.

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We’re throwing a mini-festival celebrating the ground beneath your feet.