Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New Field Trip Toolboxes from Sears

-from the Director

Thanks to a donation from Sears and some quality design work from Conveyor Group, the museum is in the process of implementing the new hands-on tool box component of our field trip program.

The new Sears Craftsman 26in Standard Duty Tool Box Combo cases just came in this week. We are very excited about how the field trip program has expanded and we are happy to now have the actual "tools" that we need.

Look for an article about the new cases and our field trip program in this Saturday's Imperial Valley Press.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Desert Diners

-from the Curator
Desert Diners, group shot

21 members of the Desert Diners came out to the Museum today for a tour and a picnic lunch. The group describes themselves as "people who enjoy exploring the desert, taking photos and dining outdoors" when they get the opportunity and the weather is good.

Dining in the desert
Many had seen the Museum being built over the years and were excited to see the new, permanent exhibits for the first time. 

It was a great day for enjoying a beautiful December day reconnecting with friends while dining in the desert.  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we hope they come back again!

Touring the new, permanent exhibit

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Group Tour to Museum

-from the Curator

Yesterday a group of 25 seniors came out for a tour of the Museum through the Adult Center for the City of El Centro.  Several visitors remembered taking archaeology classes through the Imperial Valley College with Jay von Werlhof, and all were excited to see the Museum's new exhibits.  
Exploring new interactives at the Museum
After exploring the new interactives and videos, and taking some pictures with Ramses the Bighorn Sheep, they enjoyed a lunch catered by the Red Feather Cafe in Ocotillo.  
Group #Ramseselfie!
Museum Director Dr. Neal Hitch gave a talk about how far the museum has come and the exciting plans for its future.  He described some of the reactions the new exhibit has had from visitors, and how excited kids are when they come out on field trips.  It turns out, adults are just as excited! 
Group eats lunch catered by Red Feather Cafe while listening to Director Neal Hitch