Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
Brown Bag Lunch
Thursday, July 11
Mines in Joshua Tree National Park
D.D. Trent Prof. Emeritus Citrus College
By the time the California Gold Rush hit in 1849, prospectors were already finding gold in Southern California. About 300 mines were developed in what is now Joshua Tree National Park. Miners dug for gold, silver, and other valuables. D.D. Trent will take you on the true mining adventure of hardship, hope and rarely ever richness, right here, in your neighborhood.
Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays in July, August and September. Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents.
The lectures start at 12:00 noon.
Admission is $ 5 - Free for members - Beverages will be served.
The Hastie Bus
by Les Snodgrass & Liz Meyer
The restoration of a 1928 Chevrolet bus promises to bring back the colorful stories and history of the Morongo Basin's first public transportation ser- vice - the 29 Palms Stage and Express.
Wednesday, July 10,
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
$5 donation to the MBHS at the door;
Arrive early to reserve your seat.
Art & Culture Wednesdays at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum provide unique opportunities for kids to explore other countries through hands-on activities.
Time: 10 - 11 am
June 26: France
France is rich in culture and known for a variety of items including high fashion, culinary delights, and famous artwork. During this Art and Culture Wednesday, Museum Educator Crystal Mason will teach children a bit of French language as well as information about French food and architecture.
July 10: Sweden
July 24: Greece
August 7: Colombia
Cost: $2 per student
No pre-registration required, pay at the door
These programs will ignite your children's curiosity by presenting information and performing experiments relating to biology, earth science and chemistry.
It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.
Time: 11 - 11:30 am
July 13 Optical Illusions
July 27: Genetics & Fingerprints
August 17: Electricity
Cost: FREE! No pre-registration required