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Find out how scientists track flamingos in the Andes with AMNH
is preparing to reopen on September 2 for Members and on
September 9 for the general public. For more info on ticketing
and health and safety measures, click here.
Scientists at Home: Counting Flamingos
Join Felicity Arengo, associate director of the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, on Thursday, August 27, at 2 pm EDT as she shares stories about her expeditions to the Andes mountains to get an accurate census of flamingos. Find out how this critical work, carried out every five years by 100 volunteers visiting more than 300 wetlands, reveals interesting population trends and helps focus conservation action.
In 2013, the American
Museum of Natural History helped to oversee the preservation of the last Pinta
Island tortoise, a global icon of species extinction known as Lonesome George.
At this watch party on Friday, August 28, at 1 pm EDT with taxidermist George
Dante and Museum conservation scientist Eleanor Sterling, go behind
the scenes of this one-of-a-kind effort to preserve Lonesome
George as he appeared in life.
What’s your favorite watery
habitat: a coral reef, kelp forest, the deep sea, something else? In the latest
challenge from OLogy, the Museum’s science website for kids, create your own
diorama that highlights a unique undersea environment. Submit your entry by
Monday, September 28, for a chance to be featured on the website!
With our doors closed, the
Museum is operating under unprecedented financial strain—and we urgently need
your help as the Museum continues to fulfill its mission of science and
education. At this crucial moment, every gift, of any size, matters. We are gratefully
accepting donations here.