Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Exhibition 2019

 2019 REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE EXHIBITION

ON DISPLAY March 14 through May 18, 2019

In today’s era of heightened environmental awareness, artists are increasingly turning to junk stores, trash bins, and surplus outlets to satisfy their urge to create while still caring for the planet.  The 2019 exhibition, themed “Think: Reconstruction,” is meant to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community’s innovation and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials. Individual and group projects are welcome and children are particularly encouraged to participate.

 

Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change – January 5 – March 10, 2019

 

“Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change” addresses the effects of changing weather patterns on a universal symbol of the Golden State’s beauty: the wildflower.

Through a display of more than 45 landscape photographs by Bay Area-based photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, this traveling exhibition is a visual survey of California’s diverse and delicately-balanced ecosystems that reveals the effects of global warming and other human impacts on our native plants. A large, colorful map of the state’s diverse botanical regions and a description of each was co-created with the California Native Plant Society.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rob Badger and Nita Winter have been capturing the essence of the human spirit and the transcendent beauty of the natural world in images for over 30 years as WinterBadger Fine Art. Their work has been featured in numerous galleries and publications including the British Museum of Natural History, American Photo, New York Times, Sunset and Washington Post, among others.

California Wildflowers and Climate Change” will continue on a statewide tour through Exhibit image2019 organized by Exhibit Envoy.

A Great Frontier Odyssey —- November 1 – December 22, 2018

Underground Village

Arkansas Pilgrims

After the opening of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, the public clamored for images of the newly accessible American West. The Harper Brother’s publishing firm in New York sought to capitalize on this, and chose Jules Tavernier and Paul Frenzeny to provide images of the frontier. The intrepid men were skilled at depicting newsworthy places or events that favored the plight of the common man. Coupled with their artistic and journalistic talent and keen powers of observation, they were a powerful team; Tavernier created each engraving’s watercolor painting before handing it off to Frenzeny, who added newsworthy details and drew the scene in pencil on wood blocks.

A Great Frontier Odyssey: Sketching the American West is curated by Dr. Claudine Chalmers and traveled by Exhibit Envoy.

California A to Z September 6 – October 27, 2018

This Exhibit is curated and produced by the La Quinta Museum.

La Quinta Museum

Please visit the La Quinta Museum – another small Museum with great exhibits!

77885 Avenida Montezuma,

La Quinta, CA 92253

Toys – The Inside Story May 24 – September 1, 2018

Peek inside some popular toys! Explore linkages, cams, pulleys and circuits. Steady your hands and win at Operation®! Activate different electrical circuits. Discover what makes Jack jump. Crank gears and make toys spin! Find out which mechanisms make toys move, and how!

This exhibit was produced and is traveled by the Sciencenter, Ithaca NY.

© 2008 Jon Reis Photo

Toys – The Inside Story Video

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 2018

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s much anticipated annual art exhibition showcases artwork made from recycled and reused materials in an effort to raise awareness about our “throw-away” society and its impact on the environment.  This is a community-curated exhibition, where adults, young adults, and children alike have the opportunity to express their creativity and environmental stewardship. Click here for Submissions Rules for 2018.

 

Echoes of Silent Spring Exhibit

The museum will reopen Thursday, February 1, 2018.  In addition to the new renovations, the museum will reopen with a new temporary exhibit, “Echoes of Silent Spring: 50 Years of Environmental Awareness.”  In 1962, a publication alerted the people of the world to potential dangers in pesticide use and thus ignited a global environmental movement.  This was the book Silent Spring, which was written by marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson.  This exhibit aims to revisit Carson’s research.  Beyond the book, the exhibit also considers several interrelated issues such as environmental sustainability and agricultural practices, ethics, law and women in science.  Read the book and come to the museum to experience the exhibit!  “Echoes of Silent Spring” will be on display until March 17, 2018.

John Muir’s Botanical Legacy – September 21 – December 16, 2017

Nature’s Beloved Son:

Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy

 

In the spirit which John Muir embraced the botanical world, Nature’s Beloved Son traces his travels through North America and presents vivid images of the actual plants that Muir held in his hands, carried in his pockets, and preserved for all time.  Curated by Bonnie J. Gisel. Photographs by Stephen J.  Joseph.

Conservation Quest – Youth Exhibit June 10 – Sept 16, 2017

GO GREEN-

Join the quest to learn about energy and conservation.


Loaded with hands-on interactives, Conservation Quest delivers important conservation messages, inspiring visitors to make thoughtful choices about energy use. Learn about energy – what it is, where it comes from, how we use it and why it’s so important to use it wisely. See how simple actions can make big differences for families, communities and the planet.

  • Find ways to save with light bulbs, electricity and recycling
  • Explore solar, wind and hydropower
  • Connect circuits to power up lights, alarms and fans
  • Take the green challenge– a computer interactive on green choices
  • Check out the latest energy-saving inventions and learn about the future of energy
Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s traveling exhibits are unlike anything… anywhere.
Created to inspire lifelong learning through inquiry and play, the exhibits provide an interactive educational experience for visitors of all ages.

2017 RRR Exhibit

The 2017 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Exhibition

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s much anticipated annual art exhibition showcases artwork made from recycled and reused materials in an effort to raise awareness about our “throw-away” society and its impact on the environment.  This is a community-curated exhibition, where adults, young adults, and children alike have the opportunity to express their creativity and environmental stewardship.

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex.  If you have any questions about this exhibition or event, please call 760.369.7212.