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Moab Information Center
Location: Corner of Main and Center St., Moab, Utah
Hours: The MIC is open daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Conveniently located in the center of Moab, the MIC's friendly staff is ready to help you with information on visitor services and recreational opportunities throughout southeastern Utah.The MIC is a multi-agency facility, providing information about the parks and public lands maintained by the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service.
MIC Lecture Series
All talks begin at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted otherwise) and are FREE to the public.
June 20, 2013
Sand Island is located just west of Bluff, Utah. Located there are countless numbers of rock art images as well as a recreational area managed by the BLM. It was a portion of these images that were documented last spring by a volunteer crew of 36 folks coming from six different states. The images are representable of the Glen Canyon Linear, Basket Maker II, Ancestral Puebloan, Protohistoric, and more recent additions. The documentation process was based on photographs and field observations during an April week last year. A geologic study was also undertaken during this same week providing historic information on changes in the course of the San Juan River and possible age of the Sandstone cliffs. Join Archaeologist, Leigh Grench as she discusses this historic work in the Sand Island area.
July 11, 2013
Legacy on Stone - Rock Art: Images of Storytelling and History.
In the deep and colorful sandstone outcroppings of the Colorado Plateau, the petroglyphs and rock paintings of the ancient inhabitants of the West are an enduring record of past ideas and practices. Join author, Sally Cole, as she traces connections between art on canyon walls, rock shelters, and boulders and designs on pottery, basketry and other artifacts.
July 25, 2013
Cleaning Up Moab After the Cold War - Grand County’s UMTRA (Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project)
Lee Shenton describes the legacy of the “Cold War” in the Moab area. Taking us from Moab as a uranium boomtown in the 1950’s to the Department of Energy’s ongoing efforts to remediate the site of the old Atlas Uranium Mill and vicinity properties. Learn what can be done to return this beautiful location to benefificial public use.
August 01, 2013
Japanese Relocation Camps of Utah
Join archaeologist and historian, Sheri Murray-Ellis, as she discusses the fall out of President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. This order provided for the forcible relocation of anyone of Japanese ancestry from specific areas of the country to inland internment camps. Included in this discussion will be the Moab Isolation Center. This Isolation camp was opened at the abandoned Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Dalton Wells.
August 08, 2013
Climates Through Time: What The Geologic Past Of The Canyonlands and Beyond Can Teach Us About Our Future
Ellen Morris Bishop
As atmospheric carbon dioxide nears 400 ppm, climate scientists have raised dire warnings about the onset and consequences of climate shifts unprecedented in human history. To some, the geologic record indicates that climate change is a “normal” or natural occurrence. But the records in the rocks, and in glacial ice, tell a very different story. Climate shifts, and accompanying extinctions , have been driven by changes in the earth’s atmosphere, especially by methane and carbon dioxide. While geologists have a mantra that the present is the key to the past, Ellen strongly believes that the past is also a key to the future. Her images seek to present new perspectives on climate and geologic history, as well as environmental change. This talk will examine evidence for the mechanisms of past climate shifts, and discuss the implications of this 700-million-year-long record for the climates – and living systems-- of the present and future.
August 15, 2013
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September 12, 2013
Living on the Margins: Expressions of the Northern San Juan Ancestral Pueblo People in Canyonlands NP
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September 19, 2013
King ot the Colorado - The Story of Cass Hite
Legendary Cass Hite looms large in the Colorado River's history. During his eventful life, he discovered Utah's Natural Bridges National Monument, lived among the Navajos as an adopted son of Chief Hoskinini, founded the town of Hite and inspired the Glen Canyon gold rush. Tom McCourt makes history come alive in his new book.