LIVING TRADITIONS

Classes, Demonstrations & Outdoor Explorations

The Museum offers classes, demonstrations, and outdoor explorations for adults and children. Classes provide hands-on experiences with Native skills and crafts. Outdoor explorations feature guided cultural hikes in the Indian Canyons, in addition to informative walking tours. Registration fees are waived for Museum members. For registration and additional information, please call 760-833-8169 or e-mail us at phoffman@accmuseum.org.


GUIDED HIKE

Saturday, November 14, 2015 • 8:00 AM

Palm Canyon Hike

Leader: Michael Hammond, Ph.D.

Executive Director Michael Hammond will lead an easy-to-moderate trail hike in Palm Canyon. This three-hour hike requires adequate water and good hiking shoes. Hiking poles are recommended.

Registration Fee: $30

Registration fee is waived for Museum members.

Meet at the Indian Canyons Toll Booth at 8:00 AM.
38500 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs


EXPLORATION

Saturday, January 16, 2016 • 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Things Creatures Leave for Us…Like Scat & Tracks!

Leader: Jona Kalayjian, Education Outreach Specialist

Learn about the tracks and scat that animals leave in Andreas Canyon. This family educational opportunity will include informative talks and explorative nature walks at regular intervals between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $30.00
Registration fee is waived for Museum members.

Advance registration is required.

Enter at the Indian Canyons Toll Booth between 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM
and proceed to the event site. Directions will be provided.
38500 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs


GUIDED HIKE

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Salton Sea Bird Tour

Leader: Kurt Leuschner

Kurt Leuschner is Professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert and is the premier ornithologist in our region. Including roundtrip bus transportation from the Museum to the Salton Sea, this birding event with a Native focus will be a 12-hour tour, stopping at various birding sites along the way. The tour bus is restroom-equipped. A box lunch and light snacks are provided.

Over 400 bird species have been sighted at the Salton Sea, part of the Pacific Coast Flyway, including American avocets, burrowing owls, merlins, sandhill cranes, and black-necked stilts. Bring your binoculars!

Cost: $125 (Includes $30 registration fee, box lunch, light snacks & bus transportation)
Registration fee of $30 is waived for Museum members.

Advance registration required.

Bus departs from the front of the Museum at 7:00 AM.
219 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Free public parking is available behind the Museum off South Belardo Road.


CLASS

Saturday, February 20, 2016 • 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Make A Basket – Part One

Presenters: Lori Sisquoc (Fort Sill Apache) and Blossom Hathaway (Cahuilla/Apache)

Over two consecutive Saturdays, Lori Sisquoc and daughter Blossom Hathaway will share their basket-making skills with participants in this two-part class. In addition to learning about gathering basket materials and preparing the materials for use in basket weaving, each participant will construct a basket.

Cost: $125 (Includes $30 registration fee and materials for Part One and Part Two classes)
Registration fee of $30 is waived for Museum members.

Advance Registration Required

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
219 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Free public parking is available behind the Museum off South Belardo Road.


CLASS

Saturday, February 27, 2016 • 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Make A Basket – Part Two

Presenters: Lori Sisquoc (Fort Sill Apache) and Blossom Hathaway (Cahuilla/Apache)

Lori Sisquoc and daughter Blossom Hathaway will share their basket-making skills with class participants.

Registration and participation in the Part One class on February 20 is required.

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
219 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Free public parking is available behind the Museum off South Belardo Road.


CONSULTATION

Saturday, March 19, 2016 • 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Basket Identification

Consultants: David Salk & Justin Farmer

If you have family heirloom baskets and would like more information about them, bring them to the Museum to be examined by two experts on Cahuilla- and Mission-style baskets: David Salk and Justin Farmer. Their combined expertise is sure to increase your understanding of your baskets. This is a free service.

Free Admission

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
219 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Free public parking is available behind the Museum off South Belardo Road.


DISPLAY

Saturday, March 19, 2016 • 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Ancient Cahuilla Life – Desert Plants & Artifact Replicas

Presenter: Jona Kalayjian

Stop by the front lawn of the Museum to meet with Jona Kalayjian, Education Outreach Specialist for the Museum. She has planned a fun-filled learning experience with opportunities to see and touch plants and artifact replicas, even create your own Cahuilla village.

Free Admission

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
219 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Free public parking is available behind the Museum off South Belardo Road.


DISPLAY

Saturday, April 2, 2016 • 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Desert Plants & Animals – Display

Presenter: Jona Kalayjian

Jona Kalayjian, Education Outreach Specialist for the Museum, will display and explain traditional uses of some of the plants now growing in the Indigenous plants garden on the back patio of the Museum. Learn how Cahuilla Indians used plants and animals for medicine, shelter, food and clothing in the Coachella Valley region. This event is recommended for everyone over 6 years of age.

Free Admission

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
219 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Free public parking is available behind the Museum off south Belardo Road.


GUIDED HIKE

Sunday, April 24, 2016 • 6:45 AM

Bird Hike in Big Morongo Canyon

Leader: Kurt Leuschner

Kurt Leuschner is Ornithologist and Professor of Natural Resources
at College of the Desert and the premier ornithologist in our region.

This hike in the ecozone elevation of Morongo Canyon offers opportunities to see a variety of species of birds not encountered at other mountain elevations in the Coachella Valley region.

Registration Fee: $30
Registration fee is waived for current Museum members.

Meet at 6:45 AM in the parking lot of Big Morongo Canyon.
11055 East Drive, Morongo Valley