Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
on display through May 18, 2019

In today’s era of heightened environmental awareness, artists are increasingly turning to junk stores, trash bins, and surplus outlets to satisfy their urge to create while still caring for the planet. The 2019 exhibition, themed “Think: R eco nstruction,” is meant to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community’s innovative and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials.
Interactive Youth Exhibit
opens Thursday May 23, 2019
Experience our sonic world and the sensation of being surrounded by everyday sounds. Experiment with pitch, test your own hearing, make a movie soundtrack, and step into the ever-popular Scream Chamber ! Sort high and low pitches by hitting colored bells, create sounds by conducting an Invisible Orchestra , and launch a billiard ball to show how sound hitting our eardrums sends signals to our brain.
Click here for a short movie clip.
This exhibition was developed by the Sciencenter in Ithaca, New York.
Youth Summer Camp

This year a summer camp themed around the Museum’s “Sonic Sensation” exhibit is offered to children 6 to 12 years old, in age-appropriate sessions. The program runs Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon each week. $20 per child/week. 
presented by Allison Fedrick, Tortoise Outreach & Animal Care Keeper at The Living Desert

Ravens are smart, intriguing birds. Once migratory, they have taken residence in the desert. Their overwhelming population has created an ecosystem in jeopardy. Join us to learn more about this complicated phenomenon and how Wildlife Recreationists can help .

Bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Lecture Series every third Thursday of the 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.
Yucca Valley Health Fair - Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Parking Lot Party will be held in the museum parking lot. Museum visitors please park by the Community Center, Town Hall or Library.
MBHS presents
May 8, 2019 -- 5:30 p.m.
“Grandfather Burton Frasher Photorapher-1907 Through the Decades”
by his grandson Christopher Frasher,
owner of Frasher’s Photography Studio Yucca Valley.
Burton Frasher, Sr. was an American photographer and publisher of postcards who became known as “The Postcard King of The West.” He combined a passion for automobile travel and photography into a postcard business that proved popular with motoring tourists of the 1930s and 1940s. Frasher’s photographs are a fascinating visual resource of a dynamic period in the history of modern California and the West.
Held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum
CNPS Lecture
May 15, 2019
 6:30 p.m.
New Calflora Tools for CNPS Calflora Users
by Cynthia Powell, Executive Director
Learn about new Calflora tools for CNPS Calflora users. The database hosts over 2 million plant occurrences, some of which may come directly from Mojave Chapter members. Cynthia will go over Calflora's planting guide, population monitoring tools, email alerts, and speak more generally about the uses of Calflora.

This lecture is free and held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.
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