Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
Species by Feces
September 15, 2016 at noon
Explore the fascinating world of scat and other animal excretions. Even a walk in your own backyard can become an exciting wildlife adventure that takes you through all the levels of the food chain.  Lose the repulsion about poop and start to appreciate its storytelling qualities.

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 - 2nd Wednesday Lecture
     September 14, 2016
 "Stories of Willie Boy: A Lasting Desert Legacy."
Ruth Nolan author, historian, desert poet and lecturer
Nolan will explore the body of scholarly and artistic works dedicated to Willie Boy's legacy and discuss reasons why the Willie Boy episode continues to spawn interest, inquiry and discussion.

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

Framed: Step into Art
on display through September 24, 2016 
Experience art like never before in Framed: Step into Art™. This engaging exhibit transports visitors to a world where paintings leap off the canvas and invite children inside the art experience. As visitors play and move through the exhibit, they are challenged to ride a giant chicken, set up camp in the Canadian Rockies, and prepare dinner for a group of hungry farmers.

Museum Maintenance Closure
 September 29, 2016

Do not miss your last chance to see the "Framed: Step into Art" exhibit at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  The museum will be closed on Thursday, September 29 for some exhibit work. On Friday, September 30, 2016 the museum will open its new exhibit, "Joshua Tree National Park: The science laboratory in your backyard" with a reception and a keynote speaker.
Joshua Tree National Park:
The Science Laboratory in your Backyard
on display September 30 through December 17, 2016
Opening Reception and Keynote Speaker on Friday, September 30, Reception starts at 5:00 p.m. and Keynote Speaker at 7:00 p.m

Besides being a place where locals and tourists enjoy the tranquility and serene beauty of the desert, Joshua Tree National Park is also the place for some cutting edge science. JTNP conducts studies in archaeology,    botany, environmental science, geology, paleontology, zoology and more.  This exhibit allows visitors' to explore their National Park behind the scenes
 Keynote Speaker at 7:00 p.m
The Archaeology of Joshua Tree National Park-Past, Present, and Future 
Joshua Tree National Park has some of the most fascinating archaeology found  anywhere in the United States. The park was home to several Native American cultures,  including the Cahuilla, the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Mojave, who lived here over centuries and continue to view many areas of the park as sacred.  Many archaeologists have made remarkable finds that have changed science's understanding of California prehistory and the metamorphosis of this rugged landscape over the past 10,000 years. This talk will highlight some of the discoveries, including the presenter's own research, as well as discuss some of the challenges the Park and tribal advocates face in preserving this remarkable heritage for future generations.
Chamber Music at the Museum
Featuring the
Encelia Chamber Ensemble & Friends
Saturday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. and
 Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m. (Matinee)
The "Encelias" will be joined by David & Paulette Miller, a Flute & Harp Duo.
David and Paulette have been performing together for many years in Southern California and Italy.
Tickets will be available online September 7th for a donation of $15 for standard seating and $20 for preferred seating. Purchase your tickets early online or at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum during opening hours.
All proceeds will benefit the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.

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