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The Oakland Museum's New Gallery of Natural Sciences

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 (Courtesy Oakland Museum of California)

The Gallery of California Natural Sciences at the Oakland Museum of California opens its doors Friday after several years of renovation. The new gallery spotlights seven areas around the state, featuring recreations of lava tubes from Mt. Shasta and a detailed model of Oakland's Lake Merritt and its wildlife. Douglas Long, the museum's senior curator of natural sciences, joins us to discuss how the gallery shows the ties between people and nature, and what we can do to improve wild habitats.


Douglas Long, chief curator of natural sciences at the Oakland Museum of California