Science Center Objects

Our center has prepared wildlife coloring sheets for the classroom and field trips. Please click on our "Science" tab to see a list of the coloring sheets available to you.

Black-Crowned Night Heron (196 KB)

Screenshot of a USGS coloring sheet picturing the Black-crowned Night Heron.
This secretive, twilight hunter of fish, snakes and other animals can be found on five continents, and is one of several bird species that breeds on Alcatraz Island. Credit: Ben Young Landis/Roger Hothem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandt's Cormorant (214 KB)

A screenshot of a USGS coloring sheet depicting the Brandt's Cormorant.
The Brandt's Cormorant nests along the California coast, including on Alcatraz Island. Like other cormorants, it likes to dry its wings after a long swim. Credit: Ben Young Landis/Tom Suchanek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fijian Banded Iguana (393 KB)

Screenshot of a USGS coloring sheet depicting the Fijian banded iguana.
USGS scientists from San Diego traveled to the Pacific island of Fiji and discovered this rare species of neon-green iguana. Credit: Ben Young Landis/Robert Fisher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Bullfrog (214 KB)

Screenshot of a USGS coloring sheet depicting the American bullfrog.
These voracious predators were introduced from the Eastern U.S., and now they are eating California's native frog species. Credit: Ben Young Landis/Chris Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Newt (207 KB)

Screenshot of USGS coloring sheet on CA newt.
This orange and brown California native is under threat from invasive species that eat its eggs, such as crayfish released from bait shops and classrooms and mosquitofish released for pest control. Credit: Ben Young Landis/Chris Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabrillo Birds (262 KB)

Screenshot of a USGS coloring sheet on Cabrillo Birds.
USGS surveys have found that many colorful songbird species use Cabrillo National Monument as a stop along their annual migration. Credit: Ben Young Landis, Suellen Lynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog (222 KB)

Screenshot of a USGS coloring sheet on the mountain yellow-legged frog.
Also known as the Sierra Madre yellow-legged frog, government and zoo scientists are studying this endangered species. Credit: Ben Young Landis/Adam Backlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banded Water Snake (229 KB)

Screenshot of USGS coloring sheet showing a banded water snake.
Imported from the Eastern and Central U.S. as pets, these nonvenomous snakes now prey on California's native fish and amphibians. When handled by humans, they often defecate and emit foul-smelling musk. Credit: Ben Young Landis/Chris Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red-Eared Slider (208 KB)

Screenshot of a USGS coloring sheet showing the Red-Eared Slider
People sometimes release this popular pet turtle into the wild, but this species can bully California's native pond turtles for food and shelter. Credit: Ben Young Landis/Chris Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Pond Turtle (226 KB)

Screenshot of a USGS coloring sheet on the western pond turtle.
The only freshwater turtle species native to California, it is under threat from habitat loss and exotic predators. Credit: Ben Young Landis/Chris Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Gull (192 KB)

Screenshot of a USGS coloring sheet on the Western Gull.
Like many other gull species, western gulls have different color patterns depending on age and whether it is breeding season. Credit: Ben Young Landis/Tom Suchanek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Sea Otter (218 KB)

Screenshot of a USGS coloring sheet depicting two sea otters.
USGS scientists are studying sea otters from Alaska to California, because sea otter health can offer clues to the health of our Pacific coastal waters. Credit: Ben Young Landis/USGS and C.J. Casson/Seattle Aquarium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Sea Otter (211 KB) 

Screenshot of a USGS coloring sheet showing a southern sea otter.
Sea otters depend on the nearshore ecosystem for their survival, using their big hind flippers to swim and hunt in kelp forests and even securing themselves with kelp fronds during naps. Credit: Ben Young Landis/Joe Tomoleoni