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Preserving, Interpreting, and Celebrating the Southern California Deserts
Preserving, Interpreting, and Celebrating the Southern California Deserts

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Big Shout Out to Home Depot!
~ Marcie Rodriguez, Education Coordinator Thanks to Home Depot, we have a new tool box that is being set up  for the testing of Phase 3 of the permanent exhibit. We will be putting a variety of artifacts and tools into the case and recording the reactions a...

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New Computer Means New Work Stations!
~Marcie Rodriguez, Education Coordinator Thanks to a generous donation from the San Diego Natural History Museum, we have 2 new iMacs for the museum! The question the museum faced next was, where to put them? The first one was an easy answer, as the front d...

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Just When You Thought Field Trips Were Over
5th graders from Brawley Christian Academy were at the museum today. Though the forecast this morning warned of 106 degree temperatures, that dd not deter from a robust museum field trip experience. This included propagating pencil cactus. Though it was hot...

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Barona Seniors Luncheon
We had a luncheon for the Barona Seniors group today, hosted by our Board member Johnny Elliot. For all of them, this was the first time they had been to the museum. We had to pry them away from the First People Kumeyaay video when lunch was served, but it ...

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Nothing to Wine About
By Edgar Bernale Sevilla As most of you reading this know, we
had our annual wine “tasting”   event on
May 18th. This year, rather than being put in a corner presenting about the
Childers Collection, I was tasked with socializing...  What a tough job, I kno...

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Wine Tasting Success!
The Imperial Valley Desert Museum's annual wine tasting event, "Art, Music, Wine", has come and gone, and was a tremendous success! We had 162 guests, who enjoyed wine from Baja Wine + Food, hor d'oeuvres from Sobe's Restaurant, music from Wilson Jr High Sc...

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Got the Wine List Today!
The Art, Music, Wine event tomorrow at the Old Post Office Pavilion in El Centro should be very cool if it is anything like this article, "Catching the Buzz on Baja Wines a Q&A with Fernando Gaxiola." He is from Baja Wine + Food, who will be bringing the wi...

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Good Day for Clay!
We are having a big coil clay day today with staff running booths at both the Campo Environmental Fair and at the Earth Day fair at La Posta. This might be the first time we have been spread out at two events, but Angelina, Edgar, and Marcie were all excite...

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De Anza Field Trip
Field trips are an integral part of
life at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum. Today, we hosted a field
trip that was a little different from our norm - with both 1 st and 3 rd graders. The students came from De Anza Magnet
School, which is an elementary sc...

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An Oasis in the Mojave
The sunset over Zzyzx - by Edgar Bernal Sevilla, Curation/Education Staff In my newest museum travelling adventure, I was asked by Linda Gilbert, my Anza-Borrego Paleo Society Childers presentation partner, to do our presentation with her at the Zzyzx Deser...
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