Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – August 20

Big Bang and then…


Ray Yeager from Sky is the Limit will explore the Big Bang and the inflation that followed, the life and death of stars, how galaxies are formed as well as what is going on in our own Milky Way galaxy. Ray will also discuss the theory of Multiverse.

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.

Family Fun Day – August 1

 

Spend a day on the farm and enjoy farm country games and activities!

Petting Zoo,  Face Painting, Scarecrow Contest, Crafts, Sack Races,  Hay Rides

and much more…

Scarecrow Contest Rules

 

 

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – July 16

Vandalizing the Past: Impacts of Graffiti and Vandalism on Rock Art and Historic Structures at Joshua Tree National Park

with Dr. Jason Theuer Chief of Cultural Resources at Joshua Tree National Park

Graffiti and vandalism on public buildings and private property is not a new occurrence. There is an innate human desire to leave our mark on the world around us. Ancient architecture from around the world bear the marks of people past and present. But what is the difference between “historic inscriptions” and graffiti? Just because its 50 years old, does that mean it is historically significant? Recently publicized incidents of graffiti have received significant attention on social media and in the press, but the park has suffered repeatedly from incidents of graffiti and vandalism for decades. The Cultural Resources Branch at Joshua Tree National Park has undertaken 3 major restoration efforts over the past decade to mitigate the effects of a variety of types of graffiti on prehistoric rock art and historic structures. Join park Archeologist and Cultural Resources Branch Chief, Jason Theuer, for a  review of recent restoration efforts and on-going efforts to deal with the vandalism of our shared cultural heritage.

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.

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