L.A. Urban Ocean Expedition: Explore the Expedition
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!