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What Is That Infernal Squawk Out My Window?

Nautilus: November 6, 2016:
The subject line of the email was simply, “Bird?” It’s not unusual for researchers at NHMLA to receive requests like this. Local residents aren’t shy about asking for help to identify critters they encounter on hikes or even in their backyards. But what was unusual about this email, sent in August of 2012, was its timestamp: 1:48 a.m.

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Citizen Science Can Help Save The Planet

KCET: December 23, 2016:
At any given time, somebody somewhere in L.A. is doing science. It could be a biologist in a university lab peering through a microscope, or an astronomer on top of Mount Wilson gazing up at the heavens, or an ecologist scraping barnacles off of rocks in Malibu's intertidal zone, or a lawyer snapping a photo of a lizard with her smartphone. Today's citizen scientists aren't just involved in a glorified educational experience...

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NHMLA Launches Center on Urban Wildlife

KPCC: April 14, 2016:
Los Angeles is located in one of the world 35 “Biodiversity Hotspots.” The Natural History Museum is calling on Angelenos to help it explore that biodiversity.

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Help NHMLA Track Urban Wildlife

LAist: April 14, 2016:
After announcing the discovery of 43 new species of flies in Los Angeles, NHMLA announces its even more ambitious SuperProject. It will carefully analyze 200 urban nature sites throughout the city with the help of citizen scientists.

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NHMLA Enlists Residents to Collect Data on Wildlife

Los Angeles Times: April 13, 2016:
NHMLA is taking “a new approach to science” says President and Director of the Museum, Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga. By calling on citizens to help with fieldwork, the Museum is able to make new discoveries and investigate previously inaccessible areas.

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Bird L.A. Day to showcase Los Angeles County's avian abundance

Los Angeles Times: April 30, 2015:
May 2, 2015 marked the first Bird LA Day. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County was among the many local establishments that participated. Opportunities like this are very valuable in helping people realize the vast biodiversity of our city.

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