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The Black Rock Lecture Series started in 2004 to complement the National Park’s campground programming at Black Rock Campground. The lectures focus on natural science and conservation¬†topics and are free!

Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 Lecture Schedule:

Friday, September 20, 2013 “Venom Interviews”
Ray Morgan, Documentary Filmmaker
Friday, October 18, 2013 “Paleontology of the Pinto Basin”
Cindy Stoddard, Archaeologist,
Friday, November 15, 2013 “Desert Biological Diversity”
Chris Clarke, Environmental Writer and Photographer
Friday, January 17, 2014 “Wilderness & the Wilderness Act of 1964″
Seth Shteir, National Parks Conservation Association,
Friday, February 21, 2014 The Archaeology of Pluvial Lake Mojave
Ed Knell, Assistant Professor, Cal State University, Fullerton,
Friday, March 21, 2014 “Stories of Willie Boy:¬† Through a Focused Literary Lens”
Ruth Nolan, Professor, College of the Desert,
Friday, April 18, 2014 “Portraits and Voices of the Salton Sea”
Christina Lange, Author and Photographer

The Black Rock Visitor Center


Photo by Karina White

9800 Black Rock Canyon, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Lectures start at 7 pm and are FREE!

 

Map & Directions

From LA and Palm Springs area:

From the 10 take Hwy 62 E exit
Drive through the Morongo Basis to the town of Yucca Valley
Turn right onto Joshua Lane
Follow Joshua Lane through residential area
Turn right at T-intersection onto San Marino Dr.
Follow road in 90 degree turn to the left onto Black Rock Cyn
Turn right into the Black Rock Nature Center Parking lot

From Twentynine Palms:

Take Hwy 62 W
Turn left on Avalon Ave
Continue straight through stop sign onto Palomar Ave
Turn left at T-intersection onto Joshua Lane
Turn right at T-intersection onto San Marino Dr.
Follow road in 90 degree turn to the left onto Black Rock Canyon
Turn right into the Black Rock Nature Center Parking lot

For more information contact the Desert Institute.

Map to Black Rock Visitor Center