Youth Summer Camp

This year a summer camp themed around the Museum’s Eat Well, Play Well Exhibit is offered to children 6 years and over. The programs run Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.

$20 per week. Sign–up early!

Week 1:                        June 23 – June 25

Science                        How does your Body work?

Biology and chemistry of body functions.

 

Week 2:                        June 30 – July 2

Food                               Prepare Fun and Healthy Food

Make your own yummy food and eat it too.

 

Week 3: July 7 – July 9

Art and Food

Pottery and Paint related to food.

 

Week 4: July 14 – July 16

Exercise Fun and Games to keep you fit

Try some new sports and activities.


Sign up here.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – June 18

Parasites

The good, the bad and the ugly!

Stefanie Ritter, Museum Biologist


Thinking about parasites gives most people the creeps. In this lecture you will also experience awe, astonishment and disgust while immersing yourself in the bizarre and sometimes beautiful world of parasites.

From plant to animal, internal to external,   parasites have explored all realms. See eye-popping snails (literally) and beautiful plants, the parasitic world has that and much more to offer.

The lecture starts at 12:00 noon.

Admission  is $ 5 – Free for Members -  beverages will be served.

 

MBHS presents – June 10

Myth in the Mojave

with Catherine Svehla Ph.D., mythologist and storyteller

 

The Morongo Basin Historical Society”s program of community interest presented at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on the 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us – membership not required.

$5 donation at the door

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – May 21

ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING

Thursday, May 21st, 12 noon

Dona Jenkins has been a Master Gardener for over 10 years and is the UCCE San Bernardino County Master Gardener Program Coordinator.  She researches educational topics to present to the public. Presentations include demonstrations and workshops based on scientifically researched information provided by the University of California Cooperative Extension.

This topic will cover benefits of growing organic vegetables, the process of growing vegetables, etc. She will provide a list of resources for learning more about edible gardening and a “how to” grow, harvest, and use your home grown vegetables.

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.

Kid EdVentures – May 16

Kid EdVentures
Learn how to draw
Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m – noon

This is a basic drawing class designed to introduce new students to the skills required to accurately render what they see.

Participants must be at least seven years old.  Call the museum at (760) 369-7212 by Thursday, May 14, 5 p.m. to reserve your child’s spot. There is no cost for this educational experience. However, this class will be limited to fifteen participants.

MBHS presents – May 13

Flint Knapping

with Tony Soares

The Morongo Basin Historical Society”s program of community interest presented at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on the 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us – membership not required.

$5 donation at the door

MBHS presents – April 8

Flora of the Morongo Basin and Joshua Tree National Park

with Darell Shade

The Morongo Basin Historical Society”s program of community interest presented at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on the 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us – membership not required.

$5 donation at the door

Kid EdVentures – Be a Gardener – March 21 – 10 a.m. to noon

Be A Gardener

In this program the  children will be introduced to the very basics of vegetable and herb gardening.  The future gardeners  will learn about compost and which plants can easily be grown in containers.  Everybody will be able to take home the beginning of their very own garden.


Make sure you are wearing clothes that can get a a bit dirty. If you have some old glass Mason Jars or pre-used flower pots at home please bring a few to the program.

Participants must be at least six years old.  Call the museum at (760) 369-7212 by Thursday, March 19 to reserve your child’s spot. There is no cost for this educational experience. However, this class will be limited to fifteen participants.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – March 19

Better Know A Butterfly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with Joe Zarky

This lecture will give an introduction to butterflies and include information on butterfly life history, how to recognize the basic groups of butterflies, and how to tell a butterfly from a moth. This lecture will show some of our more common local species and give an introduction to desert plants that are important butterflies and  information on butterfly gardening. 

Joe Zarki worked for 39 years as a ranger in some of America’s most treasured parks. He spent more than 25 years living and working in the California desert at Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks. He retired from Joshua Tree in 2013 after 19 years as the park’s Chief of Interpretation and Education. Joe and his wife Marilyn coordinate two local butterfly counts at Joshua Tree National Park for the North American Butterfly Association. Marilyn is also a regional editor for the North American Butterfly Association’s 4th of July Butterfly Count program. They have been active in field butterfly studies for 30 years.

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.

MBHS presents – March 11

“Nevada! Meet Your Neighbor.”

 

Stephenie  Slahor, Ph.D  will explore Nevada’s  150 year history, cultural roots, archaeology, its geologic  features,  flora/fauna and its colorful citizens.   Nevada is not just the bright lights of Las Vegas but is home to Great Basin National Park, a jewel in the park system, as well as many interesting state parks.  Dr. Slahor will also talk about the popular tourist destination known as Area 51.

The Morongo Basin Historical Society”s program of community interest presented at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on the 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us – membership not required.

$5 donation at the door