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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 Museum of Moab. The Moab Information Center is conveniently located on the corner of Main & Center Streets in Moab, Utah.
  • Green River Overlook, Canyonlands National Park Free Lecture by Robert Anderson, Thursday, June 28, 2018, 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 this amazing park.Read More
  • Arkansaurus fridayi illustration by Brian Engh

    Free Lecture by ReBecca Hunt Foster, Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 6 pm 
    Paleontologists have recently discovered animals, such as the sauropod dinosaur Mierasaurus, and the mammal-like Cifelliodon, who have ancestors that suggest they originated outside of North America. Come learn about how these important fossils from Southeastern Utah have ties to Europe and Asia.

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  • David Boye

    Free lecture by David Boye, Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 6 pm.
    Experience the mystery and magnificence of the National Parks through the instrumental guitar of composer, musician, and past National Park Artist In Residence, David Boye. This performance mixes music and talk as David discusses and plays music composed through the National Park Artist in Residence program inspired by the wild beauty of the wilderness of the west.

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  • Robert Anderson - Soundscapes

    Free Lecture by Robert Anderson, Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 6 pm
    Beep, beep, beep! Tweet, tweet! Sounds are all around us and play an important role in our experience with the landscape. The National Park Service is beginning to understand the relationship between sound and the inherit resources within the park. By preserving the natural sound we all can enjoy our national wonders a little more.

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  • Sounds of the Earth

    Free lecture by Michael Matthes, Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 6 pm
    Launched in the summer of 1977, the twin spacecraft Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 mission yielded scientific discovery and connected people to the cosmos. On board the spacecraft, was a golden record designed to communicate the story of Earth to extraterrestrials. The record, like a message in a bottle, carried sounds and images to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. What messages would you send into the Universe and how do you think they've changed since 1977?Read More

  • Ghost Ranch Paleoenvironment - Illustration by Victor Leshyk

    Free lecture by Randall Irmis, PhD, Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 6 pm
    Dr. Irmis will discuss recent fossil discoveries from the Chinle Formation in southeastern Utah made by a collaborative field project between the Natural History Museum of Utah and St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site. These spectacular fossils include diverse bony fishes, giant flat-headed amphibians, large crocodile-like aquatic reptiles, and fossil trackways of Utah's earliest dinosaurs. This project is partially funded by CNHA's Discovery Pool.

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  • Why Arches?
    Skyline Arch

    Free lecture by Paul Lathrop, Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 6 pm
    There are over 2,000 documented arches in Arches National Park, ranging from sliver-thin cracks to spans greater than 300 ft. Join Park Ranger Paul Lathrop as he discusses why people are attracted to arches and why Arches National Park is protected.Read More

  • Nine Mile Canyon

    Free lecture by Jody Patterson, Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 6 pm
    Beginning in 2016, the BLM-Price Field Office, in conjunction with Arizona State University, Montgomery Archaeological Consultants, USU-Eastern, and the Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance, initiated a public archaeological project in Nine Mile Canyon. This presentation describes the public archaeology project, highlights some of its successes, and discusses some of the issues involved in these types of large participatory efforts.

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  • Dark Skies

    Free lecture by Crystal White and Bettymaya Foott, Thursday, October 11, 2018
    More info coming soon.

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  • Glorious sun

    Free lecture by Scott Chandler, Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 6 pm
    Despite so much of our lives hinging upon its relentless energy, how much do you know about our glorious sun? Join Scott Chandler to learn about this glowing ball that our lives would be less brilliant without.

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