BioSCAN - How to Participate | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

BioSCAN is the World's Largest Urban Biodiversity Study. Millions of Insects from in and around Los Angeles have, and continue to be, collected. Currently, BioSCAN is gearing up for Phase II of the project which will survey L.A. from ocean to desert. Photo Credit: Kelsey Bailey

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How to Participate

BioSCAN is a research project with ever-evolving needs. If you are interested in volunteering with our project at the Natural History Museum, please email us at

Although the project does not have ongoing project recruitment to be a BioSCAN site host, as we evolve into different phases of the project we do need citizens to volunteer their backyards, school and community gardens for our insect trapping. If you think you are interested in becoming a BioSCAN site host in a future phase of the project, please email your information (Name, contact, and location) to

Thank you for your interest in our project!