We face a planetary emergency, and nature needs our help more than ever. Our future depends on the natural world, but it is now changing fast under the influence of human behaviour.
By threatening natural systems, we threaten our own future. We must act now, we must act on the scientific evidence and we must act together.
The Natural History Museum remains a global source of curiosity, inspiration and joy. What you may not know is that we are a serious scientific research institute with 350 full time scientists and 150 PhD students. In the face of the planetary emergency, we are looking deeper into our planet’s past and present to help shape a new future. Encouraging collective exploration, participation and action. Choosing a better tomorrow, together. Find out more about how we are creating advocates for the planet here:
We are passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists and nature enthusiasts that will support us in our mission and vision of a future where people and planet thrive. Green Careers Week is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the huge diversity of green careers both within the Museum and beyond, as well as inspiring people with the magnificent diversity of the natural world and encourage them to make a positive difference to the global future.
Sustainability is already at the heart of the Museum, but now we’re pledging to go even further and head towards net zero as fast as we can.
Find out more about the journey that we are on to achieve this here:
Our expertise in taxonomy, systematics and mineralogy drives our research in securing the future of our food, health and natural materials.
Find out more about some of our projects here:
Our scientists work on a huge range of projects, improving our understanding of the natural world. Find out more about there important work here:
Meet a space researcher who’s over the Moon about her work
Patrick Campbell has been at the Museum since 1986. When he was made a fish curator in the Zoology department, he became one of the institution’s first Black curators.
Nadine Gabriel is the Museum’s newest assistant curator of fossil mammals.
Some of our female scientists share how they began their careers, what they love about their jobs, and their advice for budding scientists.
We want to support young people to be scientifically confident and literate. Nurturing the next generation of scientists and enthusiasts is crucial.
We offer a range of curriculum-linked workshops and programmes to support our mission to create advocates for the planet.
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