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Activities and Events

Hang out with people who love nature and discovery as much as you do! These activities and events are also opportunities to learn how you can contribute to different citizen science projects throughout the Los Angeles area.

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Open Daily 9:30 am-5:00 pm
(213) 763-DINO
 

Nature Gardens

CITIZEN SCIENCE MEET-UP: SNAIL AND MUSHROOM HUNT at NHM
Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 9:00am-1:00 pm

Snails and mushrooms are common during the mild and wet winter, but we know very little about the species that live in the Nature Gardens. We are excited to work with NHM Research Associate and mushroom expert, Florence Nishida as we search the Nature Gardens for these often overlooked decomposers.  After we finish collecting the data, we’ll enjoy light refreshments as we reflect on the day’s activities.

Program Schedule:
9:00 am Training/Data collection in the Nature Gardens
12:00 pm Light refreshments and debrief/reflection
1:00 pm Program ends

Cost: Free to the public

RSVP: nature@nhm.org (RSVP required as space is limited; Registration deadline is February 25)


BIRD DAY L.A. at NHM
Saturday, May 2, 2015

A day devoted to the birds of Los Angeles. Come learn with us!

Program Schedule:
10am Bird Walk w/ Kimball Garrett (RSVP Required - limited capacity)
11am Bird Walk w/ Kimball Garrett (open to the public)
1-3pm Meet a Bird Expert: Kimball Garrett
1-3pm Finding House Sparrows in L.A. with the Citizen Science Team
1pm Gallery Exploration Tour (Dino Hall)
2pm Gallery Highlights Tour (Bird Hall)
4pm Nature Walk

Cost: Free to the public (with paid admission)

RSVP: Registration required ONLY for 10am bird walk (nature@nhm.org)


CITIZEN SCIENCE + COCKTAILS: CALIFORNIA ROADKILL OBSERVATION SYSTEM at NHM
Thursday, May 7, 2015 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

Roads, highways and other human endeavors harm wildlife and ecosystems. To understand the degree, location, and type of harm, we need massive data collection about where wildlife occur and what they are doing. Dr. Fraser Shilling (Director of the Road Ecology Center at the University of California, Davis) will discuss two ways that volunteers can collect data about wildlife, both dead and alive: The California Roadkill Observation System and The California Wildlife Observation Systems.

Program Schedule:
5:00 pm Reception (cash bar)
6:00 pm Lecture (20-30 min presentation followed by Q&A)
7:30 pm Event concludes

Cost: Free to the public

RSVP: nature@nhm.org