Each semester the Musuem presents lectures relating to a subject in natural history. They have covered a wide subject range over the years. These are usually held once a month in Room 111, Sewell Hall.
Our first Dinosaur Day was on Mother's Day in 1998 and there have been seven since. In 2003 and 2005 there were 1400 attendees for each fun-filled family event. In March 2007 we had nearly 3500 attendees. March 2011 was the last one held and everyone had a great time.
Every spring the California Native Plant Sale and Wildflower Show is held outside Sewell Hall. This is an opportunity to see and buy native plants as well as posters, books and apparel.
Occasionally we have educational and entertaining workshops on a wide range of subjects. In the past we have hosted Placer’s Future: This Land is Your Land, the Petrified Wood Identification seminar, Aquatic Insect Monitoring workshop, Birds of Prey workshops, Sandhill Cranes Tour and others.
While not Museum sponsored, the Interdisciplinary class on the Sierra Nevada had a lecture every week. They were given by an expert on some aspect of the mountain range directly to our east. The class is not currently offered, but older presentations are available on iTunes U.
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Under Courses, Interdisciplinary has the presentations.
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