Lila Higgins (they/them)

Senior Manager, Community Science

Lila, who joined the museum in 2008, is a museum educator with almost two decades of experience in museum education and community science programming. Their fascination with nature started early; they grew up on a farm in the U.K. where they spent their time chasing butterflies, playing in hollow trees, and pretending to be a badger. Lila was a lead educator on the Museum’s newest nature-themed exhibits—the Nature Lab and Nature Gardens. They also authored the book Wild LA and co-founded a global community science event called the City Nature Challenge. They hold a bachelor’s degree in entomology from UC Riverside and a master’s degree in environmental education from California State University, San Bernardino.

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