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MOAB INFORMATION CENTER LECTURE SERIES

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From April to November each year, the Lecture Series presents talks by regional experts about the Moab region's fascinating past and present, places and people, wildlife, plants, dinosaurs and more! All talks begin at 6:00 P.M. (unless noted otherwise) and are FREE to the public. Lectures are co-sponsored by the Moab Museum. The Moab Information Center is conveniently located on the corner of Main & Center Streets in Moab, Utah.

    Past Lectures


  • Bates Wilson

    Free talk by Robert Anderson, Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 6 pm
    The vision of Charlie Steen, Bates Wilson and Steward Udall paved the way for the creation of Canyonlands National Park. Join Park Ranger Robert Anderson as he discusses each of these men and their vision for Canyonlands National Park.

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  • Brian Davis leading an excavation

    Free talk by Brian Davis, Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 6 pm
    The ancient world was a diverse and vibrant place. Dinosaurs lived alongside a cast that included the earliest mammals. Come and learn what our ancestors were like and what their tiny fossils reveal about their lives: while most survived by scurrying between the feet of dinosaurs, others swam, glided, and even had dinosaurs for lunch!

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  • CCC image courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society

    Free talk by Ashley Losey and Lori Hunsaker, Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 6 pm
    The CCC, established in 1933, built four camps in the Moab area. The men who served here came from all over the U.S., and primarily worked on soil conservation and other flood control projects. Many of the CCC projects continue to stand today, and some of the buildings were later moved and repurposed. The Dalton Wells location was used during the WWII as an isolation center for the incarceration of Japanese American citizens by the War Relocation Authority.

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  • Aerial archaeology

    Free talk by Jody Patterson, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 6 pm
    Aerial archaeology is almost as old as human flight itself. While it is a very viable archaeological method in Europe and the Middle East, it is under-utilized in the United States despite the amenability to vast portions of the Desert West. In this presentation, we’ll examine the history and application of aerial archaeology in the SW and explore recent my misadventures in learning the ropes of aerial archaeology and attempting to apply it in southeastern Utah.

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  • View of Arches National Park in winter

    Free talk by Walt Dabney, Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6 pm
    Join former National Park Ranger, Superintendent, and Texas State Parks Director, Walt Dabney to learn: Where did our Public Lands come from? Why do the western states have lots and other states almost none? How were states formed? What does the Constitution say about these lands? What was the effect of the Homestead Act and the Railroad Act? How were National Parks and Forests established? Why are these lands held “in common”, so important to us today? 

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  • Moab at night

    Free talk by Crystal White, Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6 pm
    As humans, over the last few centuries, we have developed a deep relationship with light which served us in many ways. Recently, we have begun to understand that light has a dark side for all life on Earth.

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  • Prickly Pear flowers by Peggy McNeil

    Free talk by Joel Tuhy, Thursday, April 25, at 6 pm
    We see our local wildflowers at the height of their bloom. But then they fade away, and likewise fade from our minds. What happens to the flowers between the end of their bloom and the next year?

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  • Painting of boating down the great unknown

    Free lecture by John Ninnemann, Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 6 pm
    This presentation not only celebrates John Wesley Powell's fearless running of the then unknown canyon of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, 150 years ago, but also shows us how prophetic he was about one of the major issues facing the West today; our limited water supply.

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  • Janet Buckingham, 2018 Community Artist in the Park

    Last Lecture of 2018!
    Free lecture by Janet Buckingham, Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 6 pm
    Join the 2018 Community Artist in the Park, Janet Buckingham, as she talks about her many experiences interacting with the visitors to the SE Utah Group parks.

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  • Mathew Wedel

    Free lecture by Mathew Wedel, Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 6 pmNew fossil discoveries in the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison reveal a surprising diversity of dinosaurs, particularly long-necked sauropods. Together with new finds from other parts of the world, these fossils suggest that dinosaurs were highly diverse earlier than we suspected.

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