Events and Programs

iNaturalist Trainings - 2018 to 2019 Season

iNaturalist trainings are designed to get beginners, community scientists, volunteers, researchers, educators, and project managers trained on how to use the iNaturalist platform. Trainings are free to attend, but RSVP is required.

August 11, 2018 - iNaturalist 101 at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (registration closed)
November 3, 2018 - iNaturalist 201 at Whittier Narrows Nature Center  (registration closed)
February 2, 2019 - iNaturalist 101 at Aquarium of the Pacific (registration open)

- iNaturalist 101 beginners learn how to use the mobile app
- iNaturalist 201 intermediate users learn how to best use the website
- iNaturalist 301 experienced users learn how to create and manage projects and bioblitz events
- iNaturalist 401 community science professionals discuss best practices for training participants on iNaturalist


L.A. County Library Events - 2018 to 2019 Season

The NHMLA Community Science Programs partners with L.A. County Library with the goal of expanding the reach of scientific literacy and nature awareness to more communities within the L.A. County region. Join us for FREE family-friendly educational programs at L.A. County Libraries.

NATURE EXPLORATION BAG - LIBRARY CHECK OUT: Be one of the first to check out a Nature Exploration Bag. Tools in the bag include binoculars, hand lens, a community journal, and much more.

December 6, 2018: Willowbrook Library Kickoff Event: Dec 6, 3pm-5pm; Check Out Period: Dec 6 to Jan 5

February 4, 2019: Sorensen Library Kickoff Event: Feb 4, 3pm-5pm; Check Out Period: Feb 4 to Mar 4

LIBRARY NATURE DAYS: These family-friendly events offer a chance for children and adults to learn together about the nature living in their neighborhoods. Activities include bug hunts, story times, specimen displays, skits, and crafts.

January 22, 2019, 3:30pm-6:30pm: East Rancho Dominguez Library

Date TBD: West Covina Library