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High Desert Museum

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59800 Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702 United States
(541) 382-4754 http://www.highdesertmuseum.org/

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April 2016

Let’s Pull Together!

April 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
High Desert Museum, 59800 Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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The High Desert Museum boast 135 acres of Central Oregon beauty. We welcome the generosity of community members in supporting our ground beautification efforts, We All Pull Together! Please join our team of staff and museum volunteers for invasive plant removal. You will receive a one-day guest pass for your service. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal. Directions From Bend, take Hwy 97 south about five miles. The museum is easy to spot on the east side of the highway. Meeting…

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July 2018

Race to the Finish: American Solar Car Challenge 2018

July 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
High Desert Museum, 59800 Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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See solar cars competing in the American Solar Challenge 2018 cross the finish line at the Museum! Beginning on July 14, collegiate solar car teams will race more than 1,700 miles, following portions of the Oregon National Historic Trail and other trails starting in Nebraska and ending at the High Desert Museum. Watch the solar cars complete their historic journey, meet the teams behind the cars, explore the power of the sun and contrast stories from the past with the…

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September 2018

The Waters and Lands of The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon

September 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
High Desert Museum, 59800 Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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$7

On Monday, September 24, come to the Museum to hear about the natural resource management of the Waters and Lands of The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon and the plan to manage those precious resources through the 21st century. We will be joined by Josh Newton, a Bend attorney focused on natural resource dispute resolution, representing the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Robert Brunoe, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the general manager of the Branch…

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October 2018

Pollinators and Pesticides

October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
High Desert Museum, 59800 Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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$7

Native pollinators play a vital role in High Desert ecosystems but face numerous pressures, including agricultural and household use of pesticides. Join Rich Hatfield, senior conservation biologist for the Xerces Society’s Endangered Species Program, for a discussion of how pesticides affect pollinators, what actions are being taken and what you can do to help.

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Interpreting Climate Change for All Audiences Workshop

October 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
High Desert Museum, 59800 Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Calling all educators, scientists and communications staff—join OMSI and High Desert Museum staff to learn evidence-based strategies for writing and talking about climate change in a productive and hopeful way. In this free one-day introduction to the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) you’ll learn the basics for framing productive conversations, practicing your new skills and thinking about how you can use them in your own work.

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December 2018

Weekend Workshop: Wind Energy

December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
High Desert Museum, 59800 Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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$15

Families can explore together in this renewable energy workshop. Learn about different energy sources and how engineers have gotten some of their best ideas from nature. Design and test your own wind turbine blades to harness the wind.

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January 2019

“The Beaver Believers” Film Screening and Q&A

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
High Desert Museum, 59800 Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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$10

The Beaver Believers is a feature documentary that tells the urgent yet whimsical story of an unlikely cadre of activists — a biologist, a hydrologist, a botanist, an ecologist, a psychologist, and a hairdresser — who share a common vision: restoring the North American beaver to the watersheds of the American West. The Beaver Believers encourage us to embrace a new paradigm for managing our western lands, one that seeks to partner with the natural world rather than overpower it. Shot in eight…

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