ST. GEORGE – For those who are passionate about venturing outdoors, the April lineup for the Brown Bag Lecture Series promises to deliver a wide variety of engaging lectures. From wild horses to regional independent films and recycling programs, April’s diverse lecture topics are certain to educate and entertain.
Each Friday from October through April, natural resource specialists and scientists bring the most interesting aspects of outdoor recreation and resource management to the public’s doorstep with the “Brown Bag Lecture Series.”
Hosted at the Interagency Center at 345 East Riverside Drive in St. George, the free lectures provide outstanding information on a diverse range of subjects from the recreational aspects of photography, four wheeling and hiking, to scientific findings on issues such as prehistory, geology, biology, and current events.
Sponsored by the Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service, the free weekly lectures are presented at noon and last for one hour. In order to maximize the lunch hour, attendees are welcome to bring their own sack lunch to enjoy while learning from the presentations. Admission is free, but space is limited for this popular lecture series. To reserve a seat obtain tickets in advance either at the Interagency Visitor Center or by calling 435-688-3200.
April 2012 Brown Bag Schedule
April 6: The Bureau of Land Management’s Color Country District Wild Horse and Rangeland Management Specialist Chad Hunter presents; “Wild Horses of the West.” Join us as Hunter reviews the history of western mustang herds which date back to the days of the Spanish Explorers. Those whose hearts and imaginations have been captured by America’s wild horses, will delight in meeting just a few of these animals in person during the April 6 program as Hunter will be accompanied by a pair of yearlings that represent this special group. For one day only, two wild horses will be located on-site at the BLM Riverside Road office for the public to view; and for those who are interested and able, to adopt a wild horse and provide one a good home.
April 13: “Southern Utah Politics in the 1890’s” Renowned author, lecturer, and wrestling champion of history, Leo Lyman, presents insightful snaps shots which paint a vivid picture of the region’s most historical events from the latter part of the 19th century.
April 20: “An Earth Day Celebration” Jenifer Winward, Recycling Coordinator for Washington County has been very instrumental in assisting the county in launching the first county wide recycling program in the history of Southern Utah. With over 40 “Binnie” locations throughout the county, this successful program is widely supported by local communities which receive commodity money from the recycled goods to support community projects. Join guest speakers Jenifer Winward and René Fleming, City of St. George Conservation Coordinator, as they will bring us up-to-date on what our local governments are doing to intelligently administer local land and water resources.
April 27: “High Desert Chronicles in the Digital Age” Join Phil Tuckett, Dixie State College faculty member and inaugural Producer of NFL Films, as he introduces us to his specialty; digital film production, which he has used to capture, enhance, and herald our uniquely attractive region. Tuckett, who also founded the popular DOCUTAH independent film festival hosted each year in Southern Utah, is a significant force for good in the uptick of talent coming out of Utah.