Grand Park Portals Project
“What time did you wake up today? What do you do for work? How do you prepare your favorite meal? Angelenos can describe moments of everyday life – the sights, smells, and experiences to another place or country. The Portals Project brings an immersive space – a gold shipping container with screens and speakers – to connect Angelenos to faces and places that are curious about L.A. life. Exchange thoughts, ideas, recommendations for music, recipes, and anything in between in this two-week activation APR 10 – APR 23.”
WHEN: April 10, 2017 all-day Repeats
WHERE: Grand Park’ Olive Court (near the fountain), 200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Citizen Science + Suds
“Can citizen science make Los Angeles a better city? Make California a better state? Can it help us save the world? Join NHMLA this spring in Downtown L.A. for our new Citizen Science + Suds series, in partnership with Angel City Brewery! Each month you’ll learn about projects that rely on community involvement for success. Panelists will share stories, data, and the real-world impacts that happen when you harness the power of the people. Come ready for an interactive and lively conversation-after all, crowd participation is what citizen science is all about.” Brian Brown – NHMLA Urban Nature Research Center; Brooke Simmons – Planetary Response Network and the Zooniverse; Claudia Martinez Mansell – Public Lab for Open Technology and Science
WHEN: April 13, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Angel City Brewery & Public House

The Great LA River Clean Up: Upper River
The Friends of the Los Angeles River lead America’s largest urban river clean up! Angelenos aren’t waiting for river restoration – they’re taking it into their own hands one trash bag at a time at Friends of the LA River’s 28th annual Great LA River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza! April is Earth month and the Great LA River CleanUp isn’t just one of LA’s biggest green events. It isn’t just the biggest event on the LA River. This is the largest urban river clean up in America. FOLAR is going to break the records again this year with the most volunteers ever. Are you going to be there?
WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 2017; 9 am – 12 pm
WHERE: Bette Davis Picnic Area, 1850 Riverside Dr, Glendale, CA 91201

California Native Plant Horticulture with Lili Singer
The basics on gardening with California flora: why natives are valuable, about plant communities, plus planting techniques, establishment, irrigation, pruning and ongoing maintenance. Recommended for beginners; prerequisite to our Three-part California Native Plant Garden Design course.
WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 2017; 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
WHERE: Theodore Payne Foundation; 10459 Tuxford St. Sun Valley, CA 91352

Terns and Crows: Lessons in endangered shorebird management from Venice Beach
Led by the Los Angeles Audubon Society: “In analyzing the effectiveness of these non-lethal predator control systems, we find it is important to recognize the significant role anthropogenic factors have in affecting the ecology, behavior, and dispersion of various species in urban ecosystems. This talk will therefore discuss crow and least tern interactions at Venice Beach, the effectiveness of non-lethal predator control systems, and the role people can play in contributing to urban wildlife conservation and management.”
WHEN: April 12, 2017; 7-9 p.m.
WHERE: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Lights, Camera, California: Starring Roles for Scenic Sites
“The California Art Club pays tribute to the state’s impressive resume with the exhibition “Lights, Camera, California: Starring Roles for Scenic Sites,” on view through May 14. The exhibition showcases nearly 30 paintings of famous and not-so-famous sites that have made cameo appearances in film and television. Among the best-known location sites featured in the exhibition are iconic landmarks, such as the Hollywood Sign, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Griffith Park Observatory, which includes among its numerous credits the recently released “La La Land.”
WHEN: Tuesday – Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. Till May 14, 2017
WHERE: California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill; 1120 Old Mill Road | San Marino, CA 91108

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