Imperial Valley Desert Museum
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The Imperial Valley Desert Museum is a research and educational institution located in Ocotillo, California in the Imperial Valley. The mission of the Imperial Valley Desert Museum is to preserve, interpret, and celebrate the deserts of Southern California through outstanding collections, research, and educational programs. We seek to expose and engage our community to the wonders of the desert, and its conservation and preservation. Learn about the processes that formed the Imperial Valley as we know it, and the history of indigenous groups that have lived here for at least 10,000 years.

 

The museum offers in-house, in-classroom, and virtual/hybrid field trips that integrate California Common Core Curriculum Standards. 

Museums
Virtual Museum Tour

Grades: ES, MS. HS (K-12)

Website:

http://www.ivdesertmuseum.org/

 

Contact:
education@ivdesertmuseum.org

Phone:

(760) 358-7016

Students will learn about the geography and history of indigenous groups, as well as their adaptations to their surroundings. 45 min. - 1 hr.

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Virtual Coiled Clay

Grades: ES, MS. HS (K-12)

Website:

http://www.ivdesertmuseum.org/

 

Contact:
education@ivdesertmuseum.org

Phone:

(760) 358-7016

Students will learn where clay comes from, how it fits in the rock cycle, the importance of successfully making ceramic vessels to carry water in the desert, and how this contributed to the Kumeyaay’s ability to migrate throughout California and Baja California, Mexico.   Grade level and length of lesson.  45 min. - 1 hr.

This program must be booked with time for supplies to be shipped to your school.

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Pendant Weaving

Grades: ES, MS. HS (K-12)

Website:

http://www.ivdesertmuseum.org/

 

Contact:
education@ivdesertmuseum.org

Phone:

(760) 358-7016

This lesson is designed to explore the traditional art of basketry through pendant weaving. Baskets and pendants, though more perishable, demonstrate the range of applications for the region's other most prominent materials: fibrous strands. 45 min. - 1 hr.

This program must be booked with time for supplies to be shipped to your school.

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