Kid EdVentures – February 21

Very Basic Cooking

Saturday, February 21 — 10:00 a.m. – Noon

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

There is no cost for this educational experience.Cooking has been an essential part of human living for a very long time. In this program we will cook a vegetarian dish with lots of fresh vegetables and serve lunch to the parents.
Be advised, children have to be six years or older and healthy to participate in this program. Please bring your own apron.
This class will be limited to ten participants. Sign up in person at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum or call us at 760-369-7212 and leave a message with your information..

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – February 19 – Native Plant Use

Considering Traditional Native Plant Use:

Integration into our Modern Lives

with Leslie Mouriquand M.A, RPA

Leslie Mouriquand M.A, RPA  will discuss the cultural history of traditional plant use by the Cahuilla people, and anthropological theory when considering traditional uses of plants as medicines, foods, and for ceremony.  The focus will be on mesquite, pinyon pine, and chia and she will have samples for tasting along with recipes.

As a native of the Coachella valley, Leslie took an interest in the local Native American culture early in life sparked by her father’s tribal ancestry and the desire to learn about her own cultural ancestry.

As part of a group known as the Chia Café, Leslie participates in giving demonstrations, talks, and the gathering of native plants for educational purposes and tastings.  Leslie is a certified Master Desert Gardener, and has experimented in with propagation of various native plants over the past decade. She enjoys creating recipes using native foods for the modern kitchen and sharing what she learns with others. What she loves to do the most is work with the plants and create yummy foods, healing salves and balms, and pinyon sap soap!

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 – 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.