Hi-Noon Museum Lectures

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is taking precautionary measures during  the COVID-19 pandemic and has postponed all of its events and programs until further notice.  Dates are to be determined.  Please continue to check our website for updated information.

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Joshua Tree Genome Project

Joshua trees are survivors. The twisty desert trees have been a keystone of the Mojave Desert plant community since before humans settled North America, and they’ve been important to the people and animals that have called the desert home. Now, however, warming climates threaten Joshua trees with environmental change occurring faster than they can adapt on their own. To help ensure they survive the next century, the Joshua Tree Genome Project is developing the genomic data to identify genes that help Joshua trees survive extreme climate conditions, and to assess the adaptability of Joshua tree populations for conservation planning.  He will describe the basic science behind the work, and outline the Genome Project’s plans to help conserve one of California’s most distinctive and iconic species.

Presented by the Desert Lecture Collaborative

Every month the Hi-Desert Nature Museum offers an informative, interesting and entertaining one-hour lecture. The program takes place on every third Thursday of the month at noon.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents.
The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5 or free for Museum Members/Sponsors. Seasonal beverages will be served.
There are no lectures in April and October. 

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