Tuesday, August 25, 2020

 Find out how scientists track flamingos in the Andes with AMNH

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Three Andean flamingoes spread their wings as they prepare to take off from a salt marsh.


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.

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Drawing of Lonesome George


Preserving Lonesome George

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.

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Make a Marine Ecosystem Diorama

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!

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Your Support Is Critical

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.