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Canyonlands Natural History Association is a nonprofit organization established to assist the scientific and educational efforts of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA Forest Service in southeast Utah.

Photo: CNHA sales area in the Arches Visitor Center
Moab Information Center

Location: Corner of Main & Center in Moab, Utah
The MIC is open daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The MIC's friendly and knowledgeble staff is ready to help with information on services and recreational opportunities throughout southeastern Utah.

• Current weather and road information
• Information regarding hotels, restaurants, tour operators, shuttles and other services available to travelers
• Interpretive displays
• Gift shop featuring guide books, maps, DVDs, postcards and much more
• Clean public rest rooms
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.

Excavation at Alkali Ridge September 18, 2014
Excavation at Alkali Ridge
Dr. James Allison
Alkali Ridge Site 13 is one of the largest and most extensively excavated Pueblo I villages in the Northern Southwest. It also is one of the earliest Pueblo I villages in southeastern Utah, dating to the late A.D. 700s. The site was first excavated in 1932 and 1933 by J.O. Brew of Harvard University, who dug all or part of 118 storage rooms, 11 pit houses, and 25 surface habitation rooms belonging to the early Pueblo I component. Recent work at the site beginning in 2012 has included reexcavating several storage rooms originally excavated by Brew in 1932 and new excavations of adjacent surface habitation rooms. This work has shed light on the excavation methods used in the original excavations. The recent excavations also largely support Brew’s interpretation of the site as a village housing people with diverse backgrounds that was destroyed by fire before the inhabitants had a chance to recover food and other belongings from their houses.

Stars! September 25, 2014
Seth Jarvis
Join the Director of the Clark Planetarium (in Salt Lake City), Seth Jarvis, as he takes us on a journey through the stars! Seth Jarvis has been an enthusiastic amateur astronomer since he built his first telescope at the age of 12. He started working for the Hansen Planetarium in Salt Lake City as an usher in 1978. He then went on to be one of the planetarium’s first “AstroVan” outreach astronomy lecturers and traveled to rural Utah schools. Seth became the director of the Clark Planetarium when it opened in 2003. He is the author of several programs that now play in planetariums and science centers around the world. Come explore the night sky and learn what the stars have to teach us!

Walking In Their Foot Steps: Fossil Tracks of Grand County October 09, 2014
Walking In Their Foot Steps: Fossil Tracks of Grand County
ReBecca Hunt Foster
As part of CNHA's National Fossil Day celebration, ReBecca Hunt-Foster, BLM Canyon Country Paleontologist, will give us a fascinating look at fossil tracks in the Moab area.
Also, join CNHA on Saturday, October 10, for a Dino-mite movie! "Walking With Dinosaurs" at 7 pm in front of the Moab Information Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

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