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Live Music and Dance!

 

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – March 17, 2016

Talking Trash

Presented by Karyl Newman

DEHSART – the word TRASHED spelled backwards – addresses the issue of illegal dumping in our desert. What is left? Where? Why? How can we prevent fly tipping and what does that even mean? Attend this trash talk and we will answer these questions together. The project began three years ago with Smartphone images of dumpsites, tossed trash and blown debris in the Antelope Valley. Today these geo-tagged photos from across the Mojave are plotted on a map using GPS co-ordinates at http://dehsart.com/dehsart-map, which can be used by municipalities to triage sites.

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 – February 18, 2016

The Secret World of Bats

presented by Dustin Brewton, Neuroscience PhD Candidate UC Riverside

It is no surprise that bats are among the most misunderstood groups of animals in the animal kingdom. They live out of view during the daytime, only emerging at night to forage. Even then, they pass overhead imperceptibly. However, bats are also among the most important groups of animals to their ecosystems. Understanding their role in the environment that they live in is hugely important. Here in the American Southwestern desert ecosystem, bats play a key part in pest control and even pollination. This talk will focus on the many species of bats native to the American Southwest. Within this region, there are many bat species that fill a variety of ecological niches, diversifying themselves in their roosting behaviors, overwintering strategies, and foraging methods. Particular attention will be given to how scientists and conservationists study bats in their natural environment to learn this information and to keep track of the status of each bat species.

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 – February 10, 2016

“Reptiles of the Morongo Basin”

Herpetologist, Robert Black will speak about habitats, range, and how to identify reptiles in the Morongo Basin.

He will discuss how reptiles have adapted to the extremes of our high desert ecosystem. Bring your questions about lizards, snakes and desert tortoises. *

Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series which is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Yucca Valley 57116 29 Palms Hwy. Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00.

*As a follow up, on April 9 Robert is leading a trip to locate and identify reptiles in the field.

Contact Claudia to sign up: cj61464@gmail.com or 760-366-7896.

Earth Day 2016

In honor of Earth Day, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum will celebrate the diversity of life on earth with a day of activities that will inform, educate and entertain visitors. Local experts will be on hand to provide demonstrations on composting, gardening with California native plants, growing your own food, and recycling. Local artists will offer jewelry and hand-made crafts for sale.  Maker stations will introduce you to new crafts. This family-oriented event includes kids’ activities, face painting, live music, dance performances, and much more.

Environmental Education

Arts and Crafts Vendors

Live Music and Dance

Face Painting &

Kids Activities

Gardening and Composting Advice

Maker Stations

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – January 21, 2016

The Buzz about Bees

In conjunction with the exhibit “Pollinators – Keeping Company with Flowers” Stefanie Ritter, Museum Biologist, will present a fascinating lecture about bees. The lecture will focus on the human

history with bees, the trouble with the honey bees in recent times and how amazing native bees are. The Mojave Desert is home to over 1,000 species of native bees that pollinate over 1,000 species of native flowering plants.

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 – January 13, 2016

“Suck It Up and Act Like a Man:  Soldiers, Rangers, and Women in the National Parks”

Lorna Shuman, Supervisory Park Ranger, Visitor Services JTNP presents a look at the history of the national park employees as reflected in the uniforms they wore.

In what decade did female NP uniformed employees look more like airline stewardesses? Were uniforms defined by the job function? During the Depression did uniforms change and why? Shuman brings her enthusiasm and knowledge to this fascinating subject.

Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series which is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Yucca Valley 57116 29 Palms Hwy. Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – December 17, 2015

History of the Christmas Tree

This entertaining lecture, presented by Stefanie Ritter, will follow the history of the Christmas tree from its beginnings in 8th century Germany with St. Boniface to today’s America, where over 25 million real Christmas trees are sold every year.

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.

Kids Craft Program – November 21, 2015

Gourds Craft

Kids, ages 6 to 12, are welcome to join museum staff as we decorate gourds

Buttons, fabric, paint, glue and much more..

Join us for some creative fun, as long as we have gourds!

Saturday, November 21

Time:    10:00 a.m. – Noon

Fee:      free, donations are welcome

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – November 19

KACHINA DOLLS–Their significance, and their beauty

presented by Stephenie Slahor Ph.D.

The Hopi tribe of Arizona has long had carvers who make Kachina dolls.  These dolls are based on the Kachina dancers of the Hopi tribe who, each year, present specific ceremonial dances to celebrate various events in the Hopi calendar.  The dancers and the dolls are physical representations of the Kachina spirits that are part of Hopi tradition and beliefs.  This lecture will introduce you to the story of Kachinas, how the dolls are made, what they represent, and some of the area’s museums that have a collection of Kachina dolls.

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.