National Fossil Day Virtual Talk with Curator of Paleontology Dr. McHugh

10/14: National Fossil Day 5:30p-6:30p Museums are more than just exhibits.  Have you ever wondered what isn’t on display?  Go behind the scenes with Curator of Paleontology, Dr. Julia McHugh as she shows us the unique fossils stored within the collections at Dinosaur Journey Dr. McHugh has served as the Curator of Paleontology for the Museums of Western Colorado and ...

Geologic Map Day: Hike with Eric Eckberg

Join Bureau of Land Management geologist, Eric Eckberg, as he leads a guided talk through Devil’s Canyon teaching you how to read a geologic map and use a Brunton Compass in the field.  The hike will begin at the trailhead and travel along the D3 trail with a focus on the geology of the canyon bottom from the bridge to ...

Make Your Own Stationary with Desert Dog Press

Cross Orchards 3073 F Rd, Grand Junction, CO

In Partnership with Desert Dog Press, we are able to offer this lovely workshop. Devon Penniman instructs on making decorative personalized stationary. Participants will make a set of 10 cards and envelops with either their name or an image on it. Spending too much time on a screen these days? Make some stationary and connect with friends and family through ...

International Archaeology Day Virtual Talk with Zebulon Miracle

A Historiography of Rock Art One of the most common questions when viewing rock art is, "What does it mean?"  Rock art can serve a number of functions from calendars, ceremony, storytelling, and expression.  This talk will not attempt to explain the meaning of images.  Rather, we will look at interpretation efforts over the centuries and examine how researchers have approached studying ...

Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Railroad Hike

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction, CO

Guide: Matt Darling Learn the obscure history of and explore the abandoned ruins of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroads original narrow gauge mainline to Salt Lake City, built in 1883. The ghost towns of Excelsior, CO and Acerron, UT will be explored too. Includes: Transportation, guide, snacks & lunch.

Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

Join us to learn how to make your own laundry detergent and dish soap! Take simple ingredients and turn them into a cost effective way to clean your clothes and dishes. This workshop will provide all the necessary ingredients and containers for you to have a jug of laundry detergent and a small bottle of dish soap, with the know ...


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