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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

RASCals Contact Information

General Inquiries
email: rascals@nhm.org
telephone: 213.763.3535

Richard Smart
Citizen Science Coordinator
telephone: 213.763.3535

Greg Pauly
Assistant Curator, Herpetology
gpauly@nhm.org

You can also follow Herpetology Section happenings on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LACMherps.

Want to learn more about urban nature?  Check out our L.A.'s Urban Nature blog http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog

Let Us Bug You!

Check out our permanent Insect Zoo exhibit! We have bugs all year round.
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Nature Navigators

Sign up your child for a time they’ll never forget!

Nature Navigators allows Museum children to continue their journey growing up at NHM — from Critter Club to Junior Scientist to, now, Nature Navigators! It is aimed to help 10- to 12-year-olds discover the abundance of biodiversity that lives in Los Angeles. The goal is for families to take the “wheel” on navigating through nature and have ownership over what they find. It is a hands-on, self-guided experience where kids join projects the Museum is currently a part of and even have the chance to begin collecting data for a new one!

This program is geared towards 10- to 12-year-olds, where parents are required to drop off and pick up their child for each monthly class. Every session the group will meet and take part in a different citizen science project happening here at the Museum, and is facilitated by one of the Museum’s education staff members. This season we will meet between January and June monthly on Saturdays from 10 am-12 pm. It is FREE with paid Museum admission or membership. When you register, you sign up for the whole season, therefore parents must pre-register their child online before the program start date. Space is limited!

 

Registration for Nature Navigators is now closed.

Registration for next season is scheduled to begin August, please check back at that time for program updates!


SEASON SCHEDULE (2014):

Saturday, January 18
Saturday, February 15
Saturday, March 15
Saturday, April 19
Saturday, May 10 (at the Page Museum)
Saturday, June 14
 

Give your child the opportunity to join Nature Navigators and contribute live data to real scientists and their work!

For more information, please contact us at (213) 763-3499 or educate@nhm.org