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The museum is open Thur - Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Conservation Quest --- Interactive Youth Exhibit
on display through September 16, 2017

Loaded with hands-on interactives, Conservation Quest delivers important conservation messages, inspiring visitors to make thoughtful choices about energy use. Learn about energy - what it is, where it comes from, how we use it and why it's so important to use it wisely. See how simple actions can make big differences for families, communities and the planet.
  • Find ways to save with light bulbs, electricity and recycling
  • Explore solar, wind and hydro-power
  • Connect circuits to power up lights, alarms and fans
  • Take the green challenge- a computer interactive on green choices
  • Check out the latest energy-saving inventions and learn about the future of energy
Stepping Stones Museum for Children's traveling exhibits are unlike anything... anywhere.
Created to inspire lifelong learning through inquiry and play, the exhibits provide an interactive educational experience for visitors of all ages.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Reptiles of the Mojave Desert
and Rattlesnake Safety
Jerry Dion Morrill and Robert Twombley, founders of the herpetological conservation organization Cali Boys Reptile Rescue and Relocation, will lecture on the natural history of Mojave Desert herpetofauna as well as rattlesnake safety.  Morrill and Twombley will also bring live rattlesnake specimens.  Cali Boys is an avocational herpetological conservation organization dedicated to improving human-herpetofauna relation through educational lectures and providing snake removal services.
Click here for more information.
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  or free for Museum Members/Sponsors.  Beverages will be served. 
On July 21st the children of the Morongo Basin are going back to school.  Here are just a few tips that may help to ease their way back to school.
  • Set your kids' sleep schedules back to "School Time" two weeks before the first day. 
  • Visit cultural attractions like museums to shift their brains into "Scholar" mode.
  • Arrange playdates with two or three of your kids' friends to rebuild existing social ties. (Source: www.care.com)
Great news!  The
UC Master Gardener Conference is now open to the public. The conference onl y takes place every three years and is packed full of industry experts, hands-on lea
rning and networking opportunities. Registration closes Aug. 7, so register now. Click here to register. 
Choose from 58 general sessions, 5 intensive sessions, and 5 tour options. Don't  miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn with the UC Master Gardener Program. 
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