Kid EdVentures – January 17

Be a Painter

Saturday, January 17 — 10:00 a.m. – Noon

In this month’s session, children will be introduced to art of painting.

Painting is a mode of creative expression, and its forms are numerous.  During this session of Kid EdVentures, participants will learn how to paint desert landscapes under the instruction of the amazingly talented artist, Michael Summers, who has featured art at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, as well as throughout the Morongo Basin.

Participants must be at least seven years old.  Call the museum at (760) 369-7212 before Friday, January 16 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 – January 14

“Joshua Trees: History and Myths”

Chris Clarke, natural history writer, environmental journalist for KCET and blogger is writing a book on Yucca brevifolia, the namesake of the National Park and the village of Joshua Tree.
Starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley.

Please join us – membership not required. $5 donation at the door

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – January 8

“Meet Your Neighbor”

with Stephenie Slahor

The lecture covers the 150th birthday of the State of Nevada, being celebrated during 2014 throughout Nevada.  The lecture includes ancient and modern history, some geology, biology and botany, and information about some of Nevada’s leading and infamous residents through history.

 

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 Winter Craft Day – December 13

 

Kids, ages 5 to 12, are welcome to join museum staff

to make winter and holiday themed crafts. This is the time for kids to make some homemade gifts for their friends and loved ones this holiday season. Participants will need to bring in one wallet or 4”x 6” sized picture of themselves, pet, idol, or whomever they choose to use for crafts.

Saturday, December 13 Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Fee: $5 per child

Pre-registration is required. Register here.

 

MBHS presents – December 10

“Homesteading: The Free Land Idea”

with Lorna Shuman, National Park Service

 

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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

Adult Craft Program – December 10

Take some time out of your hectic holiday schedule

and enjoy an afternoon making crafts for friends and

family while sipping a relaxing cup of tea.

Wednesday, December 10

Time:     1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fee:      $5/person


 

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – December 4

The History of Christmas Foods

with Stefanie Ritter

Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, bean casserole and pumpkin pie are easily recognized as a traditional holiday meal, but has it always been? How about swan and peacock served with feathers? When did you last have plum-pudding? Or a nice side of cooked tongue?

This lecture will enlighten you about the history and meaning of some of our favorite holiday dishes. Please bring your own memories of favorite dishes and if you wish the secret family recipe to share….

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.

 

Fall Crafts for Children – November 22

Kids, ages 5 to 12, are welcome to join museum staff as we make art and crafts inspired by nature and the fall season.

Twigs, buttons, fabric, seeds, leaves, burlap, paint, glue…

Join us for some creative fun!

Saturday, November 22

Time:    10:00 a.m. – Noon

Fee:      $5 per child

Pre-registration is required. Register here.

 

Kids Fall Craft Day – November 22

Kids, ages 5 to 12, are welcome to join museum staff as we make art and crafts inspired by nature and the fall season.

Twigs, buttons, fabric, seeds, leaves, burlap, paint, glue…

Join us for some creative fun!

Saturday, November 22

Time:    10:00 a.m. – Noon

Fee:      $5 per child

Pre-registration is required. Register here.

 

Kid EdVentures – Be A Baker – November 15

Saturday, November 15 — 10:00 a.m. – Noon

In this month’s session, children will be introduced to what it takes to be a baker.

There is no cost for this educational experience. 

People started baking bread 8000 years ago in Egypt and baked goods are still one of our favorites foods. In this program children will be introduced to the science of baking cookies. Everything from weighing the ingredients, to mixing, kneading, cutting, baking, decorating and cleaning up will be learned.
Be advised, children have to be six years or older and healthy to participate in this program. Please bring your own apron and a cookie tin.
This class will be limited to ten participants. Sign up in person at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.