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BUG FAIR: May 16 - 17, 2015

Saturday and Sunday, May 16 - 17, 9:30 am - 5 pm

The 29th annual Bug Fair is the "Year of the Butterfly." Flutter over to the Museum for a weekend full of exhibitors, vendors, bug chefs, and more.

More info here

First Fridays: Previous Seasons

Over the past decade, First Fridays has introduced adult audiences to a new kind of museum experience.

Explore past First Fridays and see which of your favorite scientists and musicians were here at NHM!

From the Ground Up:
Building a Backyard for the City

Citizen Science Manager Lila Higgins is tracking the latest and greatest developments in the Museum’s new outdoor habitat, the Nature Gardens!
View Lila's blog

 

Lectures, Discussions, and Screenings

 

Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit

February 24 and 25, 2015 ǀ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Presented by NHM and the G3, Green Gardens Group

It's dry and getting drier here in the arid West. But drought is just a symptom of something much more insidious called desertification - creating a man-made desert out of a historically dry area.

In order to influence policy and projects aimed at reducing the effects of climate change, the Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit Partners invite you to join the dialogue and claim a leadership role in building the formula for abundance and urban resiliency:

Living Soil + Carbon Sequestration + Native Plants =
Soil Security = Water Security

Over two days in February 2015 our internationally renowned speakers, in dialogue with YOU, our Summit attendees, will share strategies for:

  • Restoring urban soils
  • Reducing drought
  • Creating a more verdant and economically viable city, and
  • Sequestering carbon in the soil biome to reverse climate change.


Click here for more informaton and register today!

Citizen Science + Cocktails: California Roadkill Observation System

May 7, 2015 ǀ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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