Naturalist Night

The Naturalist Night series is a Museum favorite!  This long-running monthly lecture series features a special guest speaker and topics vary widely.  Interesting in attending, but not ready to purchase a ticket? Call (831) 420-6115 or email to reserve a seat and pay at the door – events with low enrollment are subject to cancellation.

Stay tuned for the next event in this series!

Read about our last Naturalist Night:

The Buzz About Local Santa Cruz Bees

April 25 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Click HERE to Register
$12 General | $6 Child | Members 50% off
Location:  Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Talk will begin at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

About the talk:

There are many kinds of bees busily pollinating plants around Santa Cruz. Explore ongoing research focused on local bee diversity. Why are bee populations declining and how can community members support bees with home gardens? Learn about bee diversity and enjoy some bee-inspired poetry and art from UC Santa Cruz undergraduates concerned about bee decline.

About the speaker:

Hamutahl Cohen is a Ph.D. Student in the Environmental Studies Department at the UC Santa Cruz. Her research looks at how agricultural intensification and urbanization impact threatened bee populations. Hamutahl conducts most of her research in urban gardens and farms along the Central Coast of California, including Santa Cruz. She works with domesticated honey bees and mason bees but is also fascinated by the diversity of native bee pollinators in California.

**Love bees? On April 14 we will host a science illustration workshop focused on California’s bees! CLICK HERE to learn more.

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