Leadership Circle Events

Past events

Java with Judy
Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 9–10:30 AM

Join us for an exclusive event with Museum President and CEO, Judy Gradwohl. Join Judy for coffee and meet the newest leaders in our research division, John-O Niles, VP of conservation and science, and Shahan Derkarabetian, Ph.D., curator of entomology. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about our unique Entomology collection, and Shahan’s work on the genetic analysis of museum specimens and the taxonomy of arachnids, specifically on Opiliones.

Explore San Diego with Museum Curators
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Join us for an exclusive day of hiking with two star curators from The Nat. Join Curator of Paleontology and Director of PaleoServices Dr. Tom Deméré for a morning walk at Torrey Pines Natural Reserve. Alternately, Curator of Botany Dr. Jon Rebman will be leading an afternoon hike at Mission Trails Regional Park.

Choose your adventure based on your availability, activity level, or desired scenery. You will have the opportunity to learn more about what makes our region so unique—from the cliffs along the shore that hold 48 million years of history in their strata, to the floristic biodiversity of the largest city park in California.

Invitations and more information will be sent to current Leadership Circle members. For more information on joining the Leadership Circle, please contact Alejandra Saavedra at asaavedra@sdnhm.org or 619.255.0273.