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Go In the Field with Museum scientists!
Throughout the school year we offer four day trips. Each outing explores a Southern California area of special ecological or historical significance and provides a firsthand experience with experts who will help you see what often remains hidden in plain sight. Participants in these 25-person groups get a unique field guide and earn a badge. Choose one adventure or sign up for all, it’s up to you!
REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN LATE MAY -- check back soon!
Have you ever held a dragonfly, smelled a wild sage plant, or identified a butterfly? Join us as we explore Charmlee Wilderness Park with NHMLA Entomologist Lisa Gonzalez and Head Gardener Richard Hayden. They'll show you how to catch, observe, and identify all the insects you can find while also training your eyes and noses for SoCal’s native plant communities.
Travel back in time with NHMLA historians and archeologists to uncover the many untold stories. More than any other place in the city, the Old Plaza area in Downtown Los Angeles—home of the Olvera Street market place—is layered with historical meaning, providing as many questions as answers to what it means to be an Angeleno.
Discover the vibrant world of marine invertebrates and land snails with Museum Scientists! Join Dr. Gordon Hendler, Curator of Echinoderms (sea stars and relatives) and Dr. Jann Vendetti, Curator of Malacology (which includes snails and relatives), in the South Bay, where the local land snails rally around some of the most beautiful tide pools in Southern California. Participants will learn about tide pool ecology, marine biology, and Southern California’s imperiled land snail species while they spot native and introduced land snails along the trail, as well as sea urchins, sea anemones, crabs, marine worms, and their exotic intertidal neighbors in abounding tide pools!
Break out your binoculars with the Museum for a Saturday adventure! Join ornithologist Kimball Garrett and Director of Nature Gardens Carol Bornstein for a peek through the birding scope and a close-up look at our local plants. We begin our trip at Orcas Park and then caravan to Oro Vista Park to experience a variety of unique environments. We will watch birds and other wildlife while also exploring the beautiful and botanically diverse habitats around us.
In The Field events are recommended for persons that are seven years and older. For more information, please call 213.763.3499 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Are you looking to bring your class on a Field Trip to the Museum? Click here to request a visit.
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