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Museum receives CalHumanities Grant
California Humanities has awarded a project grant for "Our Giant Rock : A Community Touchstone in the Mojave." The Hi-Desert Nature Museum partnered with Karyl Newman, founder of dehsart and producer of "Manifesting Giant Rock" to bring you programming and a digital exhibit about the infamous Giant Rock. Stay tuned for project updates over the next two years. Check out the List of other grant recipients here .

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s much anticipated annual art exhibition showcases artwork made from recycled and reused materials in an effort to raise awareness about our “throw-away” society and its impact on the environment. This is a community-curated exhibition, where adults, young adults, and children alike have the opportunity to express their creativity and environmental stewardship.

Join us for the Opening Reception on
March 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Don't miss “Echoes of Silent Spring: 50 Years of Environmental Awareness”, the museum's current temporary exhibition. In 1962, a publication alerted the people of the world to potential dangers in pesticide use and thus ignited a global environmental movement. This was the book Silent Spring, which was written by marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson. This exhibit aims to revisit Carson’s research. Beyond the book, the exhibit also considers several interrelated issues such as environmental sustainability and agricultural practices, ethics, law and women in science. Read the book and come to the museum to experience the exhibit! “Echoes of Silent Spring” will be on display until March 17, 2018.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture - March 15, 2018
Hide & Seek River
with MWA Senior Hydrologist/Engineer Tony Winkel
Tony Winkel will introduce the Hide and Seek Mojave River. See the Mojave River before development and learn about the impacts of humans on the river. Enjoy a scientific and historical trip through time on the Mojave River.
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. Beverages will be served.
This lecture is free to the public - sponsored by the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency.