What is a Community Partner?
NHMLAC has partnered with a limited number of community organizations which the museum has deemed "Community Partner" which are engaged in active communication, listening, and collaboration. These partners have committed to working with the Community Engagement team in a meaningful way to build a better community together. Many of these organizations are hyperlocal to our museums and embedded in grassroots work to improve the lives of the community they serve.
During City of STEM 2022, La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County partnered with Community Partner, Boundless Brilliance, to co-create a booth focused on nature in L.A. from the Pleistocene to today!
The Museum's Community Engagement team hosted Community Partners from LA Metro's On the Move Riders Program (OTMRP) and leadership from the South Bay's parks and recreational spaces. OTMRP works to empower older adults with the information and confidence to travel on fixed-route transportation, by providing one-on-one and/or group travel training, informational transit tours, and safety education presentations. This group traveled to the Museum via train and bus to showcase the ease of using LA Metro transit to access the Museum!
Community Partners at PJ Library were invited to NHM for a special co-created celebration of Jewish heritage and history! Attendees had the opportunity to meet and greet Hunter the T-rex (pictured here), and participate in a scavenger hunt that connected Museum artifacts to Jewish culture!
The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indian's Education and Cultural Learning Center (ECLD) co-developed a program with NHM's Community Engagement team on the cultural significance of acorns at the William S. Hart Museum! The ECLD community had the opportunity to harvest fallen acorns, prep acorn flour, and plant an acorn!
Community Partners at WriteGirl were invited to NHM's Becoming Jane Welcome Day where they had the opportunity to participate in an interactive reflection activity. Prompts for the activity were written by WriteGirl's Bold Leaders!
Community Engagement Manager, Milena Acosta co-developed a presentation on nature in L.A. for Community Partner, University Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Community Partners at Korean American Family Services received a free copy of WildLA signed by author Lila Higgins, while attending NHM's Camp Out.
Community Partners from University Seventh Day Adventist Church were invited to volunteer at NHM MLK Day. The group assisted by cutting leaves for the Museum's Diorama Hall displays!
Community Partners from Korean American Family Services attend NHM's Urban Ocean Expedition at Alta Sea. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the marine life that lives off the coast of our Southern California waters.
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