Science Saturday – August 9

BUILDING BRIDGES

 

Join us for days of  discovery during Science Saturdays!  These programs will ignite your children’s curiosity by presenting  information and performing experiments relating to  biological and  physical sciences.  All programs will be facilitated by our  Museum Educator.  It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m

FREE and no pre-registration required

Dinosaur Family Fun Day – August 2

Dinosaurs in Yucca Valley

Travel back in time to the Age of the Dinosaurs during our dinosaur-themed Family Fun Day. Join the Museum and the Recreation Department for hands-on crafts and games, and dig up fossils while you learn about these mighty reptiles. Bring your bathing suit and towel and head outside to enjoy our dino water slide. It’s dinosaur-sized fun for the whole family!

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Hi-Desert Nature Museum and Community Center

This program is offered FREE to the public.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – July 31

UNINVITED GUESTS

Stefanie Ritter, M.S.


Museum Biologist Stefanie Ritter is presenting a lecture entitled “Uninvited Guests” on Thursday, July 31, starting at noon, as part of its Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. Are you still under the impression that you know everybody who lives in your house? Stefanie will introduce you to your unknown roommates. Besides Fido the dog, there are several families of four, six and eight legged creatures, as well as an endless variety of adorable microscopic residents, that appreciate your hospitality without sharing the rent.

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.

Art & Culture Wednesdays – July 30

KENYA

Join museum staff as we travel to East Africa and discover the country of Kenya, a land of fascinating tribal cultures and natural wonders.  Explore Kenya’s magical sights from the peak of Mt. Kenya to the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara, and go on safari to learn about the abundant wildlife living in this diverse country.  Then learn about the famous Masai warriors who make Kenya their home.  During this Art & Culture program children will learn about Kenya through pictures, music, and hands-on crafts.

Programs are held from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

A $2 per student fee will be charged at thedoor; no pre-registration is required.

Science Saturday – July 26

WATER

 

Join us for days of  discovery during Science Saturdays!  These programs will ignite your children’s curiosity by presenting  information and performing experiments relating to  biological and  physical sciences.  All programs will be facilitated by our  Museum  Educator.  It is recommended that children be of school age for this  program.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m

FREE and no pre-registration required

Art & Culture Wednesdays – July 16

NEW ZEALAND

Join the museum staff and a real New Zealand Kiwi to learn about this Island Country out in the Pacific Ocean. This beautiful destination has a huge variety of very interesting plants, animals and people. During this Art & Culture programs children will learn about New Zealand through pictures, food and a fun hands-on craft.

Programs are held from 10:30– 11:30 a.m.

A $2 per student fee will be charged at the door; no pre-registration is required.

Science Saturday – July 12

FORCES

 

Join us for days of discovery during Science Saturdays!  These programs will ignite your children’s curiosity by presenting information and performing experiments relating to biological and physical sciences.  All programs will be facilitated by our Museum Educator.  It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m

FREE and no pre-registration required

 

Science Saturday – June 21

DINOSAURS

Join us for days of discovery during Science Saturdays!  These programs will ignite your children’s curiosity by presenting information and performing experiments relating to biological and physical sciences.  All programs will be facilitated by our Museum Educator.  It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m

FREE and no pre-registration required

Science Saturday – June 7

Light and color are examples of energy we see around us every day.  Bending light warps images and allows us to see the world in a different way. Also, bending light helped Issac Newton discover that sunlight contains all the colors of the rainbow.  During this colorful Science Saturday children will learn how we can warp the energy of light.

Join us for days of discovery during Science Saturdays!  These programs will ignite your children’s curiosity by presenting information and performing experiments relating to biological and physical sciences.  All programs will be facilitated by our Museum Educator.  It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m

FREE and no pre-registration required

Science Saturday – May 24

HARMFUL and HELPFUL – BACTERIA

Bacteria are all around us, in the air, the water, the soil, and the bodies of plants and animals. This idea may frighten various individuals because when a person generally thinks of bacteria, they imagine disease. While it is true that assorted forms of bacteria are harmful and can produce illness, some bacteria are helpful to humans. These bacteria are so helpful that without them, humans would not be able to live. Join Museum Educator Crystal Mason as she explains helpful and harmful bacteria with the aid of photo-micrographs.

Join us for days of discovery during Science Saturdays!  These programs will ignite your children’s curiosity by presenting information and performing experiments relating to biological and physical sciences.  All programs will be facilitated by our Museum Educator.  It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

FREE and no pre-registration required