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L.A. is more wild than you think! Come celebrate the transformation of NHM into an indoor-outdoor Museum!
Join us as we use Los Angeles as a field site for science. Community Science Meetups are opportunities to participate in different projects for a single day, while working alongside participants, from beginners to professionals, with varied nature and science experiences. It is a team environment so all are welcome!
Can citizen science make Los Angeles a better city or California a better state? Can it help us save the world? Join NHMLA this spring in Downtown L.A. for our new Citizen Science + Suds series, in partnership with Angel City Brewery! Each month you’ll learn about projects that rely on community involvement for success. Panelists will share stories, data, and the real-world impacts that happen when you harness the power of the people. Come ready for an interactive and lively conversation. After all, crowd participation is what citizen science is all about.
In the spirit of citizen science, NHMLA and Angel City are creating L.A.'s first ever crowd-sourced beer. Attend the events (or join on social media @NatureinLA) to cast your vote for ingredients (February 9), a name for the beer (March 9), and we’ll enjoy the fruits of OUR labor on April 13.
FREE, Registration is closed
Angel City Brewery, 216 South Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
6:00 pm suds hour (cash bar + food trucks onsite)
6:30 pm panel discussion begins
8:30 pm event concludes
February 9, 2017
Can Citizen Science Help Us Build a Better Los Angeles?
Taking a closer look at projects that impact conservation, urban planning, and homelessness in Los Angeles.
Jonathan Hans - Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Hyeran Lee - Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
Miguel Ordeñana - NHMLA Citizen Science Office
March 9, 2017
Changing California One Citizen Science Project at a Time
Focusing on efforts that connect crowdsourced data to wildlife and marine conservation, as well as social/environmental justice across the state.
Marcus Benigno - American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California
Fraser Shilling - Road Ecology Center, U.C. Davis
Alison Young - California Academy of Sciences
April 13, 2017
Can Citizen Science Save the World?
Looking at projects with a global reach and impact—from civic science and online crowdsourcing to international citizen science fly research.
Brian Brown - NHMLA Urban Nature Research Center
Brooke Simmons - Planetary Response Network and the Zooniverse
Claudia Martinez Mansell - Greening Bourj Al Shamali & Public Lab
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