Citizen Science

It's do-it-yourself science! Explore L.A.'s nature by doing what you love.

Turtle Turf War
Turtle Turf War

Herpetology Curator Dr. Greg Pauly studies the impacts of non-native turtles on California's only native freshwater turtle, the Western Pond Turtle.  He and his students test whether introduced Red-eared Slider Turtles compete with the Western Pond Turtle for food or other resources.

Greg's Research

Help Us Find Plants and Animals

Whether you're into creating pollinator habitat or spotting roadkill we've got the hookup on projects you can do right here in L.A.!

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Work Alongside a Scientist

Find out more about the science helps explain what lives in Los Angeles, and why. You can also help us increase our knowledge of local wildlife!

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Track L.A. Nature

We are working on a Nature Map. Take a break, take a picture, take a tour -- here at the Museum, or in all the places in Los Angeles where you can spot wildlife.

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Get Outside with Cool People

There are a lot of outdoor wildlife activities and projects you can do at the Museum and around L.A.

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