Brown Bag Lunch Lecture -September 15, 2016

Species by Feces

Presented by Stefanie Ritter M.S.

Explore the fascinating world of scat and other animal excretions.  Even a walk in your own backyard can become an exciting wildlife adventure that takes you through all the levels of the food chain.  Lose the repulsion about poop and start to appreciate its storytelling qualities.

Stefanie Ritter is the Museum Programs Supervisor and resident biologist with a wealth of information on the topic of natural science.

 

 

 

Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5 – Free for Members – beverages will be served.

Download flyer here

MBHS presents 2nd Wednesday September 14, 2016

Stories of Willie Boy: A Lasting Desert Legacy

with Ruth Nolan, author historian

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, 57116 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley.

Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture -August 18, 2016

Drawn on Stone

with Tamara Serrao-Leiva

Ancient art was left by people tens of thousands of years ago and is still largely debated among scholars and researchers.  Take a tour through Europe, Africa, and North America, to investigate the different types of rock art, how it was made, and what it could mean. Can we use modern “rock art” to give us an answer? Audience participation is highly encouraged!

Tamara Serrao-Leiva is the Curator of Anthropology at the San Bernardino County museum. Having worked as an archaeologist in cultural resources management, she developed a fascination for the symbols she would see every day in the field. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and continued as a graduate student at the University of Sevilla, Spain where she received a Master’s Degree in prehistoric archaeology. She now serves on the board of various non-profits in Redlands and continues to work diligently on the Anthropology and Ethnography Collections at the museum.

Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is  $ 5 – Free for Members -  beverages will be served.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – July 21, 2016

The Rocks Speak: Understanding Indigenous Science and Technology


This lively one hour interactive presentation is an introduction to indigenous philosophy presented by Culture Bearer and Author, A.G. Vasquez, MA. The program offers an unconventional take on the relationship between native peoples and modern scientific practices, the background behind the use of plants, stones and ritual objects in healing and the use of real world empirical observation by indigenous cultures.

A.G. Vasquez is the founder of Casa de Culturas in Joshua Tree, creator of the Living on the Dime project     and author of ‘Mexican Americans In Redlands’. Currently, Vasquez is engaged in a multiple city indigenous cultural heritage tour, Kokopelli Spirit Journey. He holds degrees in U.S. and Latin American History and resides in Joshua Tree.

Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents.

The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5 – Free for Members – beverages will be served.

For more info on Antonio Vasquez and the Kokopeli Spirit Journey visit: Casa de Culturas

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – June 16, 2016

Venomous Animals of the Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Desert

Presented by Jeffery Burkhart, PhD

Jeffery Burkhart, PhD, is Fletcher Jones Professor of Biology at the University of La Verne where he is just approaching retirement following 44 years of university teaching.  Though his PhD was completed on the ecology of a desert grasshopper, he has long had an interest in reptiles and amphibians, and has researched and taught a number of related courses for The Desert Institute of Joshua Tree National Park
In this lecture he will touch on the nature of animal venoms and toxins, and on specific Mojave Desert arthropod, amphibian and reptile species that are noxious, toxic, or important as disease vectors.

Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5 – Free for Members – beverages will be served.

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Youth Summer Camp 2016

Our summer camp is offered to children 6 to 12 years of age. It is themed around the Museum’s “Framed—Step into Art” exhibit. Programs run Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $20 per week. Sign-up in person at the Yucca Valley Community Center or online at www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org. Pre-registration is required.

Sign -up online

How to sign up online

Download summer camp flyer pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Fun Day – July 30, 2016

Visit Paris and the Louvre, and other art museums at this art-themed Family Fun Day!  Be a famous artist yourself. Enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts activities for all ages as well as face painting, a sketch artist, a scavenger hunt, performances and explore the amazing “Framed: Step into Art” exhibit.  This event is FREE and will keep the whole family engaged for hours!

Chamber Music at the Museum

Chamber Music at the Museum

featuring

Members of the Encelia Chamber Ensemble came together here in the Hi-Desert from the east to west coast and from as far away as Wales, UK. The musicians of the ensemble have performed with several Symphonic Orchestras and Philharmonics, have been on the David Letterman Show and played at Disney Hall, have taught generations of music students, and some are composers themselves.


Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. (Matinee)

The Encelia Chamber Ensemble will perform pieces by classical composers, such as

Beethoven, Grieg, Mozart, Grainger and Telemann.

Seat reservations are available for a donation of

$20 for standard seating and $30 for preferred (front row) seating.

Seat reservations can be made in person at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or

at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Both are located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57090 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Yucca Valley, CA 92284.

You can also make your reservations online:  http://www.maxsolutionsonline.com/yuccavalley/Customer/BrowseActivities.aspx

Need help signing up online?  Click here: How to sign up online

Click here for the event poster: Chamber Music Poster 2

 


 

 

MBHS presents – June 8, 2016

“Pioneering Women of the Morongo Basin”

presented by Pat Rimmington

Please join Pat Rimmington (author and historian) for a reflection on the lives and contributions made by pioneering women to the development of the Morongo Basin.  A & Q follows her presentation.

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, 57116 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley.

Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – May 19, 2016

The Importance of Art

presented by the Copper Mountain College Student Art Club

 

Art is not limited to creation. It is a progress of discovery. As we explore the world around us, we try to understand what it means and how it relates to us.  Through art we can show the world how we feel about ourselves and everything around us, express ourselves and share our sense of discovery.

Art is sharing. Art is inspiring. Art is important. Art is essential.

Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is  $ 5 – Free for Members -  beverages will be served.