Events and Programs

Saturday, August 26 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Compton Creek Cleanup & Wildlife Hunt

Compton Creek

Spend the morning with experts from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and Heal the Bay at Compton Creek as we explore this unique and often overlooked wilderness area. Compton Creek is the last major tributary to enter the L.A. River before it empties into the Pacific Ocean. Similar to the L.A. River, Compton Creek is mostly lined with concrete but it also has a natural soft-bottom section where plants are able to thrive, creating habitat for a rich variety of wildlife species.

We will host a variety of nature-themed activities to accommodate different ages and interest levels, including tables with specimens where you can meet scientists in addition to an hour-long guided nature survey and clean-up effort. Scientists and educators will be on hand to answer wildlife questions and guide you during the wildlife search. Participants will learn about a variety of local plants and animals, where to search for them, and even how to photograph them in the name of science.

After the activities, we will gather to share our observations over complimentary pizza and refreshments.  We look forward to seeing you at Compton Creek!

When: Saturday, August 26

Where: Compton Creek, 123 E. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90220

Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration: RSVP here:

RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, August 23

iNaturalist Trainings - 2017 to 2018 Season

These two-part trainings are designed to get citizen scientists, volunteers, scientists, educators, and project managers trained on how to add observations to the iNaturalist platform, and how to create/manage iNaturalist projects and bioblitz events. Trainings are free to attend, but RSVP is required.

August 29 - Descanso Gardens (registration now open)

November 9 - Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

February 6 - Stoneview Nature Center

May 2 - Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County