Monday, June 3, 2013

Oakland Museum

The remodeled Gallery of California Natural Sciences is open. It highlights seven areas of California from Oakland to Yosemite to the Cordell Bank off the coast. Great exhibits and a lot of information.







Oakland is a complex urban environment that still has remnants of earlier habitats. This compelling section of the gallery underscores the importance of understanding the human imprint—for better or worse—on California’s diverse ecosystems.
The Sutter Buttes, a range of mountains rising above the Sacramento Valley, were chosen as remnants of the vast number of habitats and species now largely eliminated in this area, and a context for presenting contemporary issues of land management and ownership.
Mount Shasta, an iconic California landmark, plays a defining role in the region’s ecosystems. Learn about the habitats that surround the volcano and how the water from it feeds two major rivers, the Klamath and the Sacramento, and sustains local wildlife in a myriad of habitats.
Yosemite’s spectacular beauty and diversity are known the world over. The gallery will not only depict its magnificence but also show the impact of the more than 3 million visitors to the park each year.
The Tehachapis, a mountainous hub where the Mojave Desert, San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Nevada, Great Basin, and Coast Ranges all meet, is an important area of ecological evolution. Impressive dioramas will reveal how diverse species, including tule elk and mountain lions, coexist in this unique region of many habitats.
Coachella Valley is a desert of palm trees and sand dunes. Visitors will learn how uniquely Californian species thrive in this arid environment; they will also see how the growing human population taxes the scarce water supply and how local communities are working to preserve the land.
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, an underwater, coral-topped mountain west of Point Reyes, features an upwelling of nutrient-rich waters that feed marine animals that visit from all over the Pacific.
- See more at: http://www.museumca.org/view/gallery-natural-sciences#sthash.l8CIlG3h.dpuf

Oakland is a complex urban environment that still has remnants of earlier habitats. This compelling section of the gallery underscores the importance of understanding the human imprint—for better or worse—on California’s diverse ecosystems.
The Sutter Buttes, a range of mountains rising above the Sacramento Valley, were chosen as remnants of the vast number of habitats and species now largely eliminated in this area, and a context for presenting contemporary issues of land management and ownership.
Mount Shasta, an iconic California landmark, plays a defining role in the region’s ecosystems. Learn about the habitats that surround the volcano and how the water from it feeds two major rivers, the Klamath and the Sacramento, and sustains local wildlife in a myriad of habitats.
Yosemite’s spectacular beauty and diversity are known the world over. The gallery will not only depict its magnificence but also show the impact of the more than 3 million visitors to the park each year.
The Tehachapis, a mountainous hub where the Mojave Desert, San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Nevada, Great Basin, and Coast Ranges all meet, is an important area of ecological evolution. Impressive dioramas will reveal how diverse species, including tule elk and mountain lions, coexist in this unique region of many habitats.
Coachella Valley is a desert of palm trees and sand dunes. Visitors will learn how uniquely Californian species thrive in this arid environment; they will also see how the growing human population taxes the scarce water supply and how local communities are working to preserve the land.
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, an underwater, coral-topped mountain west of Point Reyes, features an upwelling of nutrient-rich waters that feed marine animals that visit from all over the Pacific.
- See more at: http://www.museumca.org/view/gallery-natural-sciences#sthash.l8CIlG3h.dpuf

Oakland is a complex urban environment that still has remnants of earlier habitats. This compelling section of the gallery underscores the importance of understanding the human imprint—for better or worse—on California’s diverse ecosystems.
The Sutter Buttes, a range of mountains rising above the Sacramento Valley, were chosen as remnants of the vast number of habitats and species now largely eliminated in this area, and a context for presenting contemporary issues of land management and ownership.
Mount Shasta, an iconic California landmark, plays a defining role in the region’s ecosystems. Learn about the habitats that surround the volcano and how the water from it feeds two major rivers, the Klamath and the Sacramento, and sustains local wildlife in a myriad of habitats.
Yosemite’s spectacular beauty and diversity are known the world over. The gallery will not only depict its magnificence but also show the impact of the more than 3 million visitors to the park each year.
The Tehachapis, a mountainous hub where the Mojave Desert, San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Nevada, Great Basin, and Coast Ranges all meet, is an important area of ecological evolution. Impressive dioramas will reveal how diverse species, including tule elk and mountain lions, coexist in this unique region of many habitats.
Coachella Valley is a desert of palm trees and sand dunes. Visitors will learn how uniquely Californian species thrive in this arid environment; they will also see how the growing human population taxes the scarce water supply and how local communities are working to preserve the land.
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, an underwater, coral-topped mountain west of Point Reyes, features an upwelling of nutrient-rich waters that feed marine animals that visit from all over the Pacific.
- See more at: http://www.museumca.org/view/gallery-natural-sciences#sthash.1bBcCtp0.dpuf

Oakland is a complex urban environment that still has remnants of earlier habitats. This compelling section of the gallery underscores the importance of understanding the human imprint—for better or worse—on California’s diverse ecosystems.
The Sutter Buttes, a range of mountains rising above the Sacramento Valley, were chosen as remnants of the vast number of habitats and species now largely eliminated in this area, and a context for presenting contemporary issues of land management and ownership.
Mount Shasta, an iconic California landmark, plays a defining role in the region’s ecosystems. Learn about the habitats that surround the volcano and how the water from it feeds two major rivers, the Klamath and the Sacramento, and sustains local wildlife in a myriad of habitats.
Yosemite’s spectacular beauty and diversity are known the world over. The gallery will not only depict its magnificence but also show the impact of the more than 3 million visitors to the park each year.
The Tehachapis, a mountainous hub where the Mojave Desert, San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Nevada, Great Basin, and Coast Ranges all meet, is an important area of ecological evolution. Impressive dioramas will reveal how diverse species, including tule elk and mountain lions, coexist in this unique region of many habitats.
Coachella Valley is a desert of palm trees and sand dunes. Visitors will learn how uniquely Californian species thrive in this arid environment; they will also see how the growing human population taxes the scarce water supply and how local communities are working to preserve the land.
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, an underwater, coral-topped mountain west of Point Reyes, features an upwelling of nutrient-rich waters that feed marine animals that visit from all over the Pacific.
- See more at: http://www.museumca.org/view/gallery-natural-sciences#sthash.1bBcCtp0.dpuf

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    I work for OMCA in the Marketing Department and would very much like to get permission to use some of these sketches on the Museum's social platforms. I tried to email you but it did not go through. Please let me know if I may use them. Thank you.

    Best,
    Robert

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