Science Saturday – July 26

WATER

 

Join us for days of  discovery during Science Saturdays!  These programs will ignite your children’s curiosity by presenting  information and performing experiments relating to  biological and  physical sciences.  All programs will be facilitated by our  Museum  Educator.  It is recommended that children be of school age for this  program.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m

FREE and no pre-registration required

Art & Culture Wednesdays – July 30

KENYA

Join museum staff as we travel to East Africa and discover the country of Kenya, a land of fascinating tribal cultures and natural wonders.  Explore Kenya’s magical sights from the peak of Mt. Kenya to the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara, and go on safari to learn about the abundant wildlife living in this diverse country.  Then learn about the famous Masai warriors who make Kenya their home.  During this Art & Culture program children will learn about Kenya through pictures, music, and hands-on crafts.

Programs are held from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

A $2 per student fee will be charged at thedoor; no pre-registration is required.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – July 31

UNINVITED GUESTS

Stefanie Ritter, M.S.


Museum Biologist Stefanie Ritter is presenting a lecture entitled “Uninvited Guests” on Thursday, July 31, starting at noon, as part of its Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. Are you still under the impression that you know everybody who lives in your house? Stefanie will introduce you to your unknown roommates. Besides Fido the dog, there are several families of four, six and eight legged creatures, as well as an endless variety of adorable microscopic residents, that appreciate your hospitality without sharing the rent.

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.

Science Saturday – August 9

BUILDING BRIDGES

 

Join us for days of  discovery during Science Saturdays!  These programs will ignite your children’s curiosity by presenting  information and performing experiments relating to  biological and  physical sciences.  All programs will be facilitated by our  Museum Educator.  It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m

FREE and no pre-registration required

Science Saturday – August 23

FEAR

Have you ever experienced acrophobia? If you have a fear of heights then you certainly have.  Join Crystal Mason, Museum Educator, as she explains the concept of fear for this fright filled Science Saturday.   She will describe the biological reaction in the brain that causes fear, how an individual can be conditioned to feel fear and how you can fight your fears.  She will also describe some of the most common fears and some of the odder  fears like xanthophobia.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m

FREE and no pre-registration required