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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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SAN DIEGO, CA—Today, the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) and five additional San Diego museums announced their participation in ‘Museums for All,’ a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. 

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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 June through August 2018. 

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SAN DIEGO—The San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) today announced the addition of Mark Orozco as chief financial and operations officer (CFO/COO). Orozco, who started March 12, will oversee accounting, finance, operations, administration, human resources, IT, and legal functions. 

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This past summer, San Diego Natural History Museum scientists working in Baja California resurrected a species from the ashes of extinction, and are now working with local agencies on a conservation plan. The discovery did not require Jurassic Park technology, just good old-fashioned research and perseverance. The San Quintin kangaroo rat (Dipodomys gravipes) was held as an example of a modern extinction due to agricultural conversion in the San Quintín area of Baja California (Mexico). The animal had not been seen since 1986 until this past July when Mammalogist Scott Tremor and Research Associate Sula Vanderplank observed it.

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