L.A. Urban Ocean Expedition: Explore the Expedition

Add to calendar 2019-08-24 10:00:00 2019-08-24 14:00:00 Event - Explore the Expedition - LAUOE AltaSea at 2456 Signal St, San Pedro nhm infoweb@nhm.org America/Los_Angeles public
Dean Pentcheff and participants rough sorting at marine field trip event


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AltaSea at 2456 Signal St, San Pedro
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No reservation required

Join us on August 24 to peek into a unique expedition of the coastal waters of Los Angeles!

NHM scientists have assembled the best taxonomists and local collectors to take a deep dive into understanding the diversity of life that lives in the waters off the coast of Los Angeles.  Visit the NHM pop-up lab and see what it is like to collect, live-identify, curate, and DNA barcode as many species as possible and meet some of the scientists! Become a marine science explorer as we identify live plankton under a microscope, sort marine critters, or craft your own marine animal.  

In addition to NHM activities, our partners in marine science will be sharing how they educate and study marine biodiversity off our coast. Join NHM, the California Science Center, Marine Mammal Care Center, Heal the Bay, CSULB Shark Lab, Aquarium of the Pacific, Roundhouse Aquarium, UC California Naturalist Certification Program, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, and USC SeaGrant on this fun-filled day of marine science and discovery!

A big thanks to our participating partners

Sea Grant USC logo
Heal the Bay logo
California Science Center logo
Aquarium of the Pacific logo
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium logo
Marine Mammal Care Center Sea Lion Hospital logo
Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center logo
California Naturalist logo
Shark Lab logo