People & Asphalt

Add to calendar 2023-01-28 08:45:00 2023-01-28 12:00:00 Event- Educator Workshop - Tar Pits La Brea Tar Pits nhmla America/Los_Angeles public


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La Brea Tar Pits
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Learn more about the important connections between people and naturally occurring asphalt, found at La Brea Tar Pits and across Southern California, both historically and today. Hear from anthropologist, culture bearer, and educator Heidi Lucero (Acjachemen & Mutsun Ohlone) on the diverse ways people use asphalt as a significant natural and cultural resource for communities who have lived in this region for generations. Educators will have the chance to connect over breakfast, participate in discussion around classroom application of the topic, and receive teaching resources.

Heidi Lucero

Our Speaker

Heidi Lucero (Acjachemen & Mutsun Ohlone) is an anthropologist, culture bearer, and educator in the American Indian Department at California State University Long Beach with a focus on cultural sustainability. She is also on the Board of Directors for Earthroots.

    Important Workshop Information

    • Our workshops fill up incredibly fast! Please only sign up if you are sure you can make it - and if plans change, email us ASAP to give your spot to someone on the waitlist.
    • While we love welcoming your families to our museums, this specific program is intended for formal & informal educators (18+).
    • In-person workshops are subject to cancellation due to low registration, inclement weather, or changes in safety measures.
    • Participants MUST register prior to the event. There will not be registration at the door.
    • We aim to make La Brea Tar Pits an exciting, educational, and enjoyable experience for everyone. If you have any questions about accommodation services we offer, contact our Call Center at 213.763.3466 or at least 48 hours in advance.

    Is this workshop full? Sign up for the waitlist here!