OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "Natural Sciences"

  • 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. 
  • Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Photo Credit: Joe Hoyt/NOAA
    June 16, 2017
    In June 2015, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA ) announced that it had expanded the boundaries of two Northern California marine sanctuaries—Cordell Bank and the Greater Farallones—to offer greater protection to these extraordinary ecosystems.
  • 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.