FIELD TRIP: How to Change Your Life via the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles


After last week's heavy episode, Alie takes a little break with a Field Trip to one of her favorite places, the Natural History Museum of LA County. Hop in her pocket to hear about singing trees, hungry harpy eagles, architectural antelopes, crows that know your car, a pelt vault, sea serpents, willow huts, why Alie started loitering around in a vest, her personal list of must-see hidden exhibits, "Secrets from the Vault," her new live series for First Fridays in April and June, plus excerpts from the NHM's new book, Wild LA: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around Los Angeles -- and how volunteering could quite possibly change your life. Also: the worst shoes ever.

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Some links which you may enjoy:

First Fridays: Secrets from the Vault

Last month's "Secrets from the Vault" livestream video with Dr. Jann Vandetti 

Wild LA book! Get it! 

How to volunteer at the NHM

Find other ways to volunteer, no matter what you’re into or where you live with

The Worst Shoes: $1500 Cruel Winged Sandals

Multiple museum passes

Dehli Sands Flower-loving flies

Greater Kudu: architectural antelope

Gem and mineral vault!




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Yellow-bellied sea snakes in California!

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Editing by Steven Ray Morris

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