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Friday, April 22, 2016
An Ice-Aged Earth Day
On this Earth Day - Go Outside!
See the planet of today and time-travel into its past. The La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles spotlight our scientific present and humble us with a view into the past of 40,000 years ago.
The Pleistocene Garden is green with plants eaten by camels and horses once native to California and the Columbian mammoths that lived here for thousands of years. Can you imagine these large creatures grazing on the open hillsides of the Las Virgenes Open Space?
The Tar Pits still ooze and bubble. They still take captives, while slowly revealing their treasured information from a long-ago past. Saber-toothed cats and packs of dire wolves once claimed territory along the Los Angeles River.
Take a minute to make your own outdoor discovery
Then contemplate the future you'd like to live in.