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In a historic first, a binational group of scientists from several agencies and organizations from the United States and Mexico recently reintroduced the federally threatened California red-legged frog to two locations within their range in Southern California, where they have been absent for about 20 years.

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A new species of feathered dinosaur has been discovered in China, and described by American and Chinese authors in The Anatomical Record. The one-of-a-kind specimen preserves feathers and bones that provide new information about how dinosaurs grew and how they differed from birds.

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The San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) is hosting the third annual State of Biodiversity Symposium on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to facilitate interdisciplinary conversations about our region’s ecological condition in the wake of climate change. 

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San Diegans may not want these animals in their houses, but they should want them in their yards. That’s the takeaway people will get once they meet creepy, crawly, and slithery animals featured in The Nat’s upcoming exhibition, Living Lab, and see the gorgeous photography in Insects Face to Face. 

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SAN DIEGO, CA—With participatory science gaining traction globally, the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) is spearheading a local effort to encourage San Diegans to opt outside and partake in the 2019 City Nature Challenge for the second year in a row.

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SAN DIEGO, CA—The San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) in Balboa Park today announced its 2019 exhibition and film schedule, which gives San Diegans a reason to visit the Museum many times throughout the year, each time experiencing something new.  

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SAN DIEGO, CA—The San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) is providing leadership on regional biodiversity and conservation by hosting a trio of science-based events this spring: the State of Biodiversity Symposium and Nat Talk, the Border BioBlitz, and the City Nature Challenge 2019: San Diego County. Combined, these three initiatives will convene conservation practitioners and educate the public on the biodiversity of San Diego County and the Baja California Peninsula.

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Our calendar press releases are distributed on a quarterly basis and provide an all-encompassing look at what The Nat has to offer. This calendar release details offerings from September through September 2018.  

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SAN DIEGO, CA—Get to know The Nat’s sparkly side in an all-new exhibition experience titled Hidden Gems. Opening to the public on November 10, 2018, the “deconstructed” exhibition will display more than 100 stunning objects from the Museum’s mineralogy collection, many of which have never before been on public display.

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SAN DIEGO, CA—Adventures begin in The Backyard, a brand-new exhibition at the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) that allows little learners to expand their horizons, learn, and explore the natural world through play. This new space provides children 0-5 years old with a safe, dedicated place to play while parents, grandparents, and caregivers participate or sit, relax, and observe. The exhibition is included with paid admission and free for members. All children must be accompanied by an adult to gain access to the space.

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