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NHM has amassed one of the world's most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history - more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years.
Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the world famous Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits represents the only active urban paleontological excavation site in the world.
Silent film star William S. Hart purchased ranch property in Newhall, north of Los Angeles, in 1921. He built a 22-room mansion and filled it with Western art, Native American artifacts, and early Hollywood memorabilia.
Aw. Thank you. Five bucks helps support the general operations of the UNRC - you can feel really good about that!
Thank you! $25 can help cover travel expenses for researchers. You get a shout out on our UNRC honor roll web page!
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Nice! You're supporting 5 hours of UNRC work study student lab work. We'll mail you a beautiful, hi-res print of an insect photograph by BioSCAN photographer Kelsey Bailey.
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WOW! Thank you! Your gift can cover the cost of a Malaise trap, used for capturing insects. For your generous donation, you will receive an invitation to a silly, science themed cocktail reception, for donors only! What will it be? Stay tuned for an event announcement!
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How generous! Your donation can cover the cost of a drum of ethanol, used to preserve specimens.
To show our thanks, you and up to 5 guests can choose from a behind-the-scenes tour of the Entomology (insects and spiders), Malacology (mollusks), or Herpetology (reptiles and amphibians) collections at NHM!
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Thanks! Your gift can cover the cost of a weather station to monitor local temperature, wind and rainfall.
You and a guest can have lunch with the UNRC scientist of your choice. Plus, you can book a private, behind-the-scenes tour at NHM or the La Brea Tar Pits for up to 10 people!
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You're too kind! Your gift can fund 2 weeks of specimen sorting by UNRC entomologists. You are invited to go on a collection trip to scout out lizards, snakes, and frogs in Malibu Creek with Curator of Herpetology, Greg Pauly, Ph.D.
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Wow, thank you! Your gift can support a full month of specimen sorting by UNRC entomologists. Take an exclusive visit to the NHM Invertebrate Paleontology collections facility (filled with thousands of fossils that pre-date the dinosaurs!) with Curator of Malacology and Invertebrate Paleontology and head of the SLIME Citizen Science project, Jann Vendetti, Ph.D.
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You're the best! Your contribution can buy a high quality microscope for sorting samples of insects. You have the opportunity to have a new species of fly discovered by UNRC scientists named in your honor with certificate and images (subject to availability). You may also host the UNRC team for a 2 hour BioBlitz at your home!
You have gone above and beyond to help us out! Your gift can underwrite operational costs of the UNRC and provides funding for research excursions in the Los Angeles area.
We'll honor you with a cameo appearance on our new online program, The Curiosity Show, hosted by Chris Thacker, Ph.D., Curator of Ichthyology at NHM! You will also be inducted into the NHM Director's Roundtable. Thank you!
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