“There was an aspect of conservation that was intangible to me -- growing up in Los Angeles, none of the wildlife or nature I came across were represented in museums, and the people studying animals or educating others about the exhibits didn’t look anything like me or my family.”
In the first episode of Tropical Thursdays with the Natural History Museum, Rainforest XPRIZE Tech Lead, Peter Houlihan chats with community science program manager and wildlife biologist, Migel Ordeñana. Listen in, as he talks about giving back to inspiring ecosystems through research, outreach and engagement, and how citizen science is changing urban wildlife study from our backyard.
Looking for more? Watch the next episode of Tropical Thursdays about how museum collections can help us time travel.