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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


  • Moab Information Center Check back starting in March for the 2019 schedule of great lectures at the Moab Information Center! Lectures are free and open to the public.Read More
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Elk Ridge area

    Free lecture by Charmaine Thompson & Donald C. Irwin, Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 6 pm
    Come and learn how settlement in the Abajo’s and Elk Ridge illustrate the ability of Ancestral Puebloans to change their social organization as a tool in adapting to climatic fluctuation, particularly during Pueblo I (AD 750 – 900).

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  • 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, August 23, 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

  • Sounds of the Earth

    Free lecture by Michael Matthes, Thursday, September 6, 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

  • 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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