The Desert Institute’s community outreach program brings cutting edge presentations on the cultural history, natural science, and the arts pertaining to Joshua Tree National Park, the Morongo Basin, and the Coachella Valley with various partners. The Desert Institute partners include Joshua Tree National Park, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, the Palm Springs Public Library, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Palm Desert.
The Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series started in 1999 and is run in partnership with the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Lectures start at 7 pm and are $5 at the door.
|June 14||History of Water in the Morongo Basin - Perspectives on an Underappreciated Resource||Marina West|
|September 13||East Mojave Cultural History Museum||Laura Misajet|
|October 11||Desert Ladies Diaries||Dawn Davis|
|November 8||The History of the Carson Family in 29 Palms||Thurman Carson|
|December 13||Joshua Tree: A Place in the American West||Cane Williams|
|January 10||Adventures in the Mojave Trails National Monument||Kyle Sullivan|
|February 14||Postcards from Mecca: The California Desert Photographs of Susie Keef Smith and Lula Mae Graves|
|March 13||History of Water in the Morongo Basin - Perspectives on an Underappreciated Resource||Marina West|
|April 10||The History of the Lomeli Family in Amboy||Guadalupe Lomeli|
|May 8||Natural History of Anza Borrego||Mike Wells|
|June 12||Grandfather Burton Frasher, Photographer, 1907 Through the Decades||Chris Frasher|