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News & Press Archive

Community Scientists are Invited to Participate in the Global City Nature Challenge April 30 – May 3, 2021

Sixth annual challenge to document biodiversity grows to over 400 participating cities on six continents; results announced on May 10.

Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County Reopen to the Public on April 1 and April 8, 2021

Natural History Museum in Exposition Park and La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park will open with new health and safety protocols; tickets on sale beginning March 25

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Launches Nationwide “Camp Croods” in Partnership with La Brea Tar Pits and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Virtual museum kids programs celebrate the home entertainment release of Golden Globe nominated film The Croods: A New Age and feature scientists, animators, story artists and more for interactive camp sessions

NHMLAC Urban Nature Research Center uses community science to demonstrate the challenges and opportunities of city-living for native lizards

Photos contributed by volunteers from across Southern California show that city lizards are at higher risk of losing their tails but decreased risk of tick parasitism, highlighting the value of community science for urban ecology studies