The Desert Institute and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society offer the Old Schoolhouse lecture on Friday, June 14 with acclaimed photographer, Richard Arnold.
Joshua Tree National Park is vast, with over 1,235 square miles. That makes it perfect for exploring. Photographer and journalist Richard Arnold will focus on the Park as he looks at many areas "off the beaten track". This comes at the end of a season which has brought spectacular weather conditions, with monsoon rains, followed by some of the heaviest snowfall in years, and a "superbloom" of wildflowers. While the Joshua Tree bloom was not as widely known as the wildflower sites in Anza Borrego, Lake Elsinore and Carrizo Plain, it has been in some ways even more remarkable.
Richard Arnold is an internationally known broadcaster whose regular assignments as Australia's longest-serving foreign correspondent have taken him on journalistic jobs from the White House to the Academy Awards and to many other places. Still in his own time, Richard calls our desert "home". He fell in love with the desert before he ever saw it. Growing up in Australia he collected pictures of American desert scenes. Now, for more than 30 years, he has explored the local deserts and mountains and will present a unique collection of his own stunning photographs.
Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, on Friday, June 14 at 7 pm. This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. Optional dinner with speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, room is limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP at 760-367-5539 before Wednesday, June 12.