Sunday, October 16: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Connections
NHM, 2nd Floor North American Mammal Hall
Come celebrate Urban Wildlife Week (October 16-22) with us! In partnership with the National Wildlife Federation we’re kicking off the fun with an engaging panel talking about a vision of L.A. connected in greenspace—for both people and wildlife.
You’ll also meet the group of hikers that will be following P22’s epic trail across the 405 and 101 freeways all the way into Griffith Park. Featured speakers will share stories about wildlife in L.A., their hopes for the hike, and visions for the future of nature in our city.
Meet the Hikers: 5 minute introduction
A Vision of LA Connected in Greenspace: Mia Lehrer, Founder, MLA Associates, (15 minutes)
Lightning Rounds about Los Angeles Connections: (5 minutes each)
- Connecting through Schoolyard Habitats, Brad Rumble, Principal of Esperanza School
- Connecting with Citizen Science, Lila Higgins, Citizen Science Manager, NHMLA
- Connecting with a New Narrative, Jon Christensen, UCLA and (LENS) Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies
- Connecting with Students, Michael Beiersdorf, Science Specialist, LAUSD and student TBA
- Connecting through Social Justice, Tony Bautista, National Wildlife Federation, Education Manager
- Connecting with P-22, Miguel Ordeñana, NHMLA
- Connecting with the L.A. River, Sophie Parker, The Nature Conservancy
- Connecting with Urban Wildlife, Beth Pratt, California Director, National Wildlife Federation
5pm reception (cash bar)
7:30pm book signing with Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, author of When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors
8:00pm event concludes
When: Sunday, October 16
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost: FREE with advanced reservation, RSVP HERE