Observation and Art Walk

Alabama Hills, DWP lot

Sign up Join BLM's artist-in-residence, Alyssa Marquez, between the jagged peaks of the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley for an Observation and Art Walk within the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area. Participants will take short hikes in the rounded rocks and eroded hills to observe their surroundings and create brief artworks (e.g. drawings, photography, poetry, audio recordings, video) in response to these observations. The Observation and Art Walk allows participants to experience the environment through a focused perspective, uncovering textures, animals and sounds that might normally go unnoticed. Inspiring visitors to care for and protect public lands is a goal of the Artist in Residence program, and this Observation and Art Walk will encourage the celebration of the Alabama Hills. Morning refreshments provided by Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association. All [...]

Annular Solar Eclipse Program

Mobius Arch Trail Parking Lot Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, Lone Pine, CA

On October 14th, the solar eclipse will start at approximately 8:06 am, peak at 9:23 am, and end at 10:48 am in the eastern Sierra, with 80% coverage of the sun, creating dusk-like conditions. Join an ESIA interpretive specialist for a talk and witness one of the celestial events of the year! The program starts at 9 am at the Mobius Arch Trailhead Parking, Alabama Hills Solar glasses and an eclipse projector will be provided for viewing, paired with a short talk about the phenomenon.

Acrylic Painting Workshop and Exhibition

The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center U.S. 395 and CA-136, Lone Pine, CA, United States

Sign Up Here Join Alabama Hills Artist in Residence, Kristen Freeborn, for a free acrylic painting workshop for beginners and intermediates, recommended ages 10 and up. Kristen is finishing her residency for the Bureau of Land Management in the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area. She focuses on western themes in her work, primarily in the Sierra Nevada and surrounding deserts. She is excited to meet the community in the Owens Valley and invites them to join her lesson. Supplies and refreshments will be provided. October 14, 2023 10 AM - 4:30 PM: Open exhibition 11 AM - 1 PM: Acrylic painting workshop. To sign-up, click HERE Location: Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine  

Certified Interpretive Guide Training

White Mountain Research Station 3000 E Line St., Bishop, United States

The Eastern Sierra Interpretative Association (ESIA) will be holding a National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Certified Training Certification class October 16-19, 2023. The class will be held at the White Mountain Research Station, 3000 E Line St, Bishop. The sessions will be held each day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To register, click HERE To learn more about the benefits of an NAI certifcation, click HERE   The NAI Certification program is intended to help people new in the field demonstrate they have what it takes to make interpretation their career and help experienced interpreters demonstrate they have gained the experience, collected knowledge, skills, and abilities that make them accomplished professionals in their field. Interpreters connect visitors to important natural, cultural, and historical resources at parks, nature centers, historical [...]

Eastern Sierra History Conference

Cerro Coso Community College 4090 W Line Street, Bishop, CA, United States

Registration is now live for the 8th Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference!! The Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference seeks to enhance awareness, enrich knowledge, and generate recognition of the diverse and complex heritage of the Eastern Sierra region. The 8th Annual History Conference will be held October 27-29, 2023 at Cerro Coso Community College, Eastern Sierra Campus, 4090 W Line St, Bishop, CA. If you should have any questions, please contact Gena Wood, Program Operations Director, , or by calling (760) 872-1220. Register Here! View Schedule!