Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – June 16, 2016

Venomous Animals of the Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Desert

Presented by Jeffery Burkhart, PhD

Jeffery Burkhart, PhD, is Fletcher Jones Professor of Biology at the University of La Verne where he is just approaching retirement following 44 years of university teaching.  Though his PhD was completed on the ecology of a desert grasshopper, he has long had an interest in reptiles and amphibians, and has researched and taught a number of related courses for The Desert Institute of Joshua Tree National Park
In this lecture he will touch on the nature of animal venoms and toxins, and on specific Mojave Desert arthropod, amphibian and reptile species that are noxious, toxic, or important as disease vectors.

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.

Hi-Desert Star article

 

 

 

Youth Summer Camp 2016

Our summer camp is offered to children 6 to 12 years of age. It is themed around the Museum’s “Framed—Step into Art” exhibit. Programs run Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $20 per week. Sign-up in person at the Yucca Valley Community Center or online at www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org. Pre-registration is required.

Sign -up online

How to sign up online

Download summer camp flyer pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chamber Music at the Museum

Chamber Music at the Museum

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Members of the Encelia Chamber Ensemble came together here in the Hi-Desert from the east to west coast and from as far away as Wales, UK. The musicians of the ensemble have performed with several Symphonic Orchestras and Philharmonics, have been on the David Letterman Show and played at Disney Hall, have taught generations of music students, and some are composers themselves.


Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. (Matinee)

The Encelia Chamber Ensemble will perform pieces by classical composers, such as

Beethoven, Grieg, Mozart, Grainger and Telemann.

Seat reservations are available for a donation of

$20 for standard seating and $30 for preferred (front row) seating.

Seat reservations can be made in person at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or

at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Both are located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57090 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Yucca Valley, CA 92284.

You can also make your reservations online:  http://www.maxsolutionsonline.com/yuccavalley/Customer/BrowseActivities.aspx

Need help signing up online?  Click here: How to sign up online

Click here for the event poster: Chamber Music Poster 2

 


 

 

MBHS presents – June 8, 2016

“Pioneering Women of the Morongo Basin”

presented by Pat Rimmington

Please join Pat Rimmington (author and historian) for a reflection on the lives and contributions made by pioneering women to the development of the Morongo Basin.  A & Q follows her presentation.

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, 57116 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley.

Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – May 19, 2016

The Importance of Art

presented by the Copper Mountain College Student Art Club

 

Art is not limited to creation. It is a progress of discovery. As we explore the world around us, we try to understand what it means and how it relates to us.  Through art we can show the world how we feel about ourselves and everything around us, express ourselves and share our sense of discovery.

Art is sharing. Art is inspiring. Art is important. Art is essential.

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 – May 11, 2016

Historic Preservation at Joshua National Park


 

Jason Theuer, Ph.D Chief of Cultural Resources JTNP
The Cultural Resources Branch at Joshua Tree National Park oversees all historic preservation activities within the park’s boundaries. Learn about recent Joshua Tree NP historic preservation projects. Theuer will discuss how to balance heritage preservation and resources for future generations to enjoy in the next 100 years. There will be a Q & A after the lecture.

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

Earth Day Entertainment Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.