Community Events

  • Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM · 47 rsvps

    MBCA Annual Meeting and JPL Scientist Speaks on Carbon in Earth's Atmosphere

    We are honored to welcome JPL Deputy Project Scientist Annmarie Eldering as MBCA's Annual Meeting presenter this year. Dr. Eldering has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1999. More details about her science and engineering interests and experience can be found in this short biography. Dr. Eldering's lecture will focus on how NASA's two Orbiting Carbon Observatory projects are providing scientists with data on carbon dioxide's movements through earth's atmosphere, plants, and ocean, ultimately affecting our climate. Here is a more detailed summary of her presentation topic.

    This will be our first Annual Meeting delivered virtually via Zoom. Dr. Eldering's lecture will be preceded by a short review of MBCA's past year and upcoming activities. Please use the RSVP function and we will email you the Zoom connections details on Friday, January 22.
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    The New Federal Energy Policy - UCR Webinar

    As mentioned in MBCA's January 16 EBlast (4th item), the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) at University of California, Riverside, is offering a free webinar focused on the future of federal energy policy as it relates to Inland Southern California. For additional background on UCR's CERT programs read about the Solar Valley Consortium and other research focus areas about renewable energy.
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 05:00 PM

    February Board Meeting

    Our Board meetings are open. If you wish to receive a link to attend this meeting via Zoom, please either leave your email via the "Contact Us" button, or email us at info@mbconservation.org to indicate your interest. RSVPs will close at noon on February 11 and a link will be sent to your email by 3 PM.
  • Friday, February 12, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    A Brief History of Alcohol in America - Old Schoolhouse Lecture

    This light-hearted lecture from presenter Ellie Greenwood Kodas, retired Associate Professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies, will trace the use of alcohol in the New World since pre-Columbian Mexico. Old Schoolhouse Lectures are sponsored by the Desert Institute of the Joshua Tree National Park Association and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Learn more and register for the lecture ($5) here.
  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 01:00 PM

    The Desert is Not Deserted! - Desert Collaborative Lecture

    Learn from Certified California Naturalist Elizabeth Ogren Erickson how very full of life the desert is in this Zoom lecture. It is sponsored by the Desert Collaborative (Hi Desert Nature Museum, La Quinta Museum, and La Quinta Historical Society). Register for the free lecture on this page.
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 05:00 PM

    March Board Meeting

    Our Board meetings are open. If you wish to receive a link to attend this meeting via Zoom, please either leave your email via the "Contact Us" button, or email us at info@mbconservation.org to indicate your interest. RSVPs will close at noon on March 11 and a link will be sent to your email by 3 PM.
  • Friday, March 12, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    History of Water in the Morongo Basin - Old Schoolhouse Lecture

    Join Marina West, General Manager of the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, to learn how California's drought conditions have and will affect economic and policy issues in our state. Old Schoolhouse Lectures are sponsored by the Desert Institute of the Joshua Tree National Park Association and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. The registration link will be added here when available.
  • Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 05:00 PM

    April Board Meeting

    Our Board meetings are open. If you wish to receive a link to attend this meeting via Zoom, please either leave your email via the "Contact Us" button, or email us at info@mbconservation.org to indicate your interest. RSVPs will close at noon on April 8 and a link will be sent to your email by 3 PM.
  • Friday, April 09, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    Early Automobiles and the Mojave Desert - Old Schoolhouse Lecture

    This talk will explore how automobile travel in the early 20th century affected the development of National Parks, including Joshua Tree National Park. Old Schoolhouse Lectures are sponsored by the Desert Institute of the Joshua Tree National Park Association and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. The registration link will be added here when available.
  • Friday, May 07, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    The Desert Underground - Old Schoolhouse Lecture

    Naturalist and author Robin Kobaly will showcase the magnificent biological world underneath the desert surface that supports the entire desert environment. Old Schoolhouse Lectures are sponsored by the Desert Institute of the Joshua Tree National Park Association and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. The registration link will be added here when available.