OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "bees"

  • Oakland Museum of California's Citizen Science Vending Machine helps visitors participate in citizen science projects
    September 12, 2017
    New this year to our Gallery of California Natural Sciences, OMCA’s Citizen Science Vending Machine helps you participate in real scientific research project with easy-to-use kits—all from the comfort of your own home or backyard. 
  • Dance instruction at Friday Nights at OMCA at the Oakland Museum of California
    August 29, 2017
    Whether you’re looking for fun activities with friends during Labor Day weekend, seeking things to do with kids who are dreading school, or looking for awesome things to do in the East Bay after using up your vacation hours, here are five ways to keep the season’s fun going at OMCA when fall comes around. 
  • April 5, 2017
    There’s a theory—it may or may not belong to Albert Einstein—that should the planet’s bees suddenly die out, all humanity would be gone within four years.   Sound dire? It’s not unthinkable. California’s 1,600 different species of native bees represent one of the most important and fascinating links in our ecosystem. But bees’ numbers are shrinking: Climate change, pesticides, dwindling food supply, devastating parasites, and disease all contribute to their decline.
  • Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Joe Hoyt/NOAA
    February 17, 2017
    Today, the Oakland Museum of California joins hundreds of other organizations to mark the #DayofFacts. From the treatment of Native Californians to California's shared history with Mexico, to how climate change impacts Yosemite and the Bay Area, OMCA's collections and galleries are an incredibly rich and trusted source of facts on a range of topics.
  • November 21, 2016
    If you’re trying think of things to be grateful for this holiday season, why not add bees to your list? These fuzzy insects are pollinating powerhouses, and without them we could potentially lose up to a third of our food supply. Here are five Thanksgiving dishes that we enjoy thanks to bees.