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a brown bag lunch lecture

Categorized as: Science & Technology
Event tags: Nature, Lecture


Have you ever experienced acrophobia? If you have a fear of heights then you certainly have. Crystal Mason, Museum Educator, will present a lecture on fear at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum as part of their Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. She will explain the biological reaction in the brain that causes a fear response, how an individual can be conditioned to feel fear and how you can fight your fears. Crystal will also describe some of the most common fears and some of the odder fears like xanthophobia. This presentation will be held on Thursday, July 12, starting at noon; admission is free and iced tea will be served. The Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series is held every second and fourth Thursday, June through August.

For more than 45 years the Hi-Desert Nature Museum has been dedicated to the process of education by exploring the natural, artistic and cultural heritage of the Morongo Basin and High Desert. The Museum seeks to inspire wonder, discovery, understanding, and responsibility in its community and visitors through exhibits, programs, and collections in the arts, history, and natural sciences. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57116 Twentynine Palms Highway. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free; donations support the educational mission of the Museum. For more information, contact the Hi-Desert Nature Museum at (760) 369-7212 or see our web site at Visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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