Second Nature | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

We invite you and your family to take part in this stimulating monthly series, bringing together Museum scientists, outside presenters, and visitors.
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Second Nature

Second Nature programming basks in nature, curiosity, and food!  Formerly known as Sustainable Sundays, the program's monthly talks and workshops tap into the exciting potentials that NHM's new gardens offer. Are you craving urban survival skills? Curious about pickling your own cucumbers? Or want to know what some of those cool urban trees are called?

Starting in the spring of 2014 we will explore topics such as teas, perfumery, and spices from the Silk Road. As we move into the summer we will build on our canning and pickling skills followed by taking a closer look at what is happening to our bees. We welcome you -- urban naturalist, foodie, master gardener, DIY tinkerer, and all around fun seeker! 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

Urban Beekeeping

May 31, 2014

1-3 pm

Interested in organic beekeeping? Learn firsthand how to get started and what tools to use! We will walk you through the process of becoming an organic beekeeper while acquainting you with the proper tools. This workshop will also touch on the plight of the honeybee, the causes behind Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and ways to help bees in your community!

COST
Members - $15
Non-members - $20
 

Register online or call us at 213.763.3499. 

How to Preserve Your Harvest

June 14, 2014

1-3 pm

Explore the Erika J. Glazer Family Edible Garden at NHM and learn about the various methods and techniques you can use to preserve the bounty of your garden (or local farmer's market). We will incorporate history, culture, and a hands-on project that you can take home.

COST
Members - $15
Non-members - $20
Registration will begin in May.