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Register for trips to San Andreas fault, Dos Palmas Oasis


9/27/2012 - Register for trips to San Andreas fault, Dos Palmas Oasis


 


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News Release                          Date:      September 28, 2012

Contact:  Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist • (909) 307-2669 ext. 278 • jreynolds@sbcm.sbcounty.gov

                Robert McKernan, Museum Director • (909) 307-2669 ext. 226 • rmckernan@sbcm.sbcounty.gov

                Kathleen Springer, Senior Curator • (909) 307-2669 ext. 242 • kspringer@sbcm.sbcounty.gov




For release: Immediately

Registration open now

 

Museum Trips to San Andreas Fault, Dos Palmas Oasis

Reservations are now being accepted for two one-day trips organized by the San Bernardino County Museum Association. On Saturday, October 13, Senior Curator Kathleen Springer will lead a trip to explore the San Andreas fault at the Salton Sea. On Saturday, October 20, a birding trip to Dos Palmas Oasis will be led by Museum Director Robert McKernan. Registration is open for one or both excursions.

 

Epicenter of the ShakeOut—Redlands to the Salton Sea

Bubbling wells! Mud volcanoes! Explore the southern San Andreas fault and the epicenter of the Great California ShakeOut scenario. The trip includes walks up to one-half mile long over uneven terrain. Participants will meet at the county museum in Redlands at 7:00 a.m. for a 7:30 a.m. departure and return about 5 p.m. The cost is $70 per person; a Museum Association member is $60. This fee includes transportation, morning coffee, lunch, water, and light snacks. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, and bring a hat and sunscreen. Reserve by October 7. Space is limited.

 

Birds of Dos Palmas Oasis

The Dos Palmas Preserve is located near the northeast margin of the Salton Sea. The oasis encompasses a rich mosaic of desert habitats and important wetlands. Participants will search for migrant birds here and at the north end of the Salton Sea. All guests will meet at the County Museum in Redlands by 6:00 a.m. for an early departure and return to the museum about 5 p.m. The cost of $70 per person or $60 for a Museum Association member includes transportation, morning coffee, lunch, water, and light snacks. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, and bring a hat, sunscreen, a bird field guide, and binoculars. This trip includes some walking on gravel and sand. Space is limited and pre-paid reservations are required. Reserve no later than October 15.

 

To make reservations for either or both trips, call LaWanda Avery-Brown at (909) 307-2669 ext. 225 or visit the museum’s website to download a reservation form. The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org or call (909) 307-2669.


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