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September 2020

USD Conversations: Iris Engstrand

September 17 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of…

Sunbelt Spotlight: San Diego’s Early Jewish Celebrations | Donald H. Harrison

September 23 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

As San Diego County Jews again celebrate the High Holy Days (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), San Diego Jewish World editor Donald H. Harrison tells us of how those same…

*CANCELLED* Chasing Centuries at the Central Arizona Cactus & Succulent Society

September 27 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Author Ron Parker will give a lecture on the ancient agave cultivars of Arizona.

Sunbelt Spotlight: Baja’s Wild Side with Daniel Cartamil

September 29 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

In his role as a Scripps Oceanography shark research biologist, Daniel Cartamil has traveled the Pacific coast of Baja California for over a decade. He discovered a fragile paradise of…

October 2020

Geoglyphs of the Desert Southwest at SDAC

October 8 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm

The deserts of the American southwest contain one of the largest concentrations of geoglyphs outside of Peru’s Nazca Lines. These ancient Native American works of earthen art can be up…

Sunbelt Spotlight: Butterflies of Southern California with Bill Howell

October 14 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

On Wednesday, October 14, join us for a talk by Bill Howell about Sunbelt’s latest book in the Color & Learn series: Coloring Southern California Butterflies & Caterpillars. Bill is…

IVDM Evening with an Expert: Richard Carrico

October 24 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Join us for the return of the Imperial Valley Desert Museum “Evening with an Expert” series, now in a virtual, live-stream format on Zoom! This event is FREE to the…

Sunbelt Spotlight: Geoglyphs of the Desert Southwest with Anne Morgan

October 28 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Across the deserts of the American southwest are one of the largest concentrations of geoglyphs outside of Peru’s Nazca Lines. These ancient Native American works of earthen art can be…

November 2020

Sunbelt Spotlight: Kumeyaay Cosmology with Michael Connolly Miskwish

November 12 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Kumeyaay cosmology was traditionally intertwined with ceremonies, harvest & hunts, burning schedules and the acquisition of spiritual power. Personal conduct was subject to cosmological constraints and rewards. Cosmology was so…

Sunbelt Spotlight: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany with Michael Wilken-Robertson

November 19 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Kumeyaay Ethnobotany explores the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias through in-depth descriptions of 47 native plants and their uses, lively narratives, and hundreds of…

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