Grants Database

Imperial Valley Desert Museum Society, Inc.
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
Community Connections: Celebrating Desert Wonders
California Wildlands Rapid Response Fund, 2019
Imperial County, San Diego County
Project Description:

Imperial Valley Desert Museum will conduct a series of community-focused and educational events to connect the communities of Imperial Valley with their local desert, inspire interest and activity in desert spaces, and foster advocacy for their conservation. On Saturday, November 16, IVDM will host a free community event, Ocotillo Rocks. It will feature family-friendly activities and educational talks focusing on the desert, with geode-cutting, panning for gold, hikes, and exhibits by community partners like BLM and Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge. IVDM will virtually engage audiences on desert conservation through videos of desert wildlife, capturing them on outdoor cameras and sharing them across the Museum’s social media networks. IVDM will host a series of Museum-led public hikes onto desert public lands through its “Lowlanders” beginner hiking program. These hikes include historical, cultural, and scientific talks and allow for deep conversation and meaningful exploration of desert spaces.