Museum Lectures

Chasing Spring on the Pacific Crest Trail

Tuesday, June 27th @ 7 PM

In 2016 Bob and his wife Susan thru-hiked the 2,650 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail with a different goal than anyone else—counting all the birds. Their trek passed through magnificent scenery, diverse habitats, and afforded the chance to see birds moving northbound, from spring migration to summer breeding. With stunning photography and storytelling, this evening presentation will take you along the mountainous spine of the West Coast, winding from Mexico to Canada with a keen eye toward natural history and birds. Share in the joy and challenge of backpacking 140 days on one of the most famous trails in the Western Hemisphere, and glimpse some of the 200 species of birds found along the way.

Special Petroglyph Lecture Presentation Materials


Lecture on Chernobyl and Hanford – A Tale of Two Cities

Lecture on The History of Trona and Searles Valley

Lecture Elizabeth Kenneday – Art & Water Struggle at Mono Lake

Lecture Paul “Booger” Valovich – Your Own Magic Carpet

 The mission of the Maturango Museum is to preserve, interpret, and develop an appreciation for the natural and cultural history of the Northern Mojave Desert through research and education in the natural and physical sciences, and to promote the arts.

Featured Artist Interviews

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100 East Las Flores Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
760-375-6900 | FAX 760-375-0479
Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm
(Excluding Major Holiday)

The Maturango Museum is a Death Valley Tourist Center and  Northern Mojave Visitors Center


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