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Upcoming Programs and Lectures


Thursday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m  Opening reception for the exhibition,“BINDING CULTURE: LIVING LANDSCAPES AND MATERIAL LIFE IN NORTHERN LUZON, PHILIPPINES”     An exhibition co-organized by Ellen Schattschneider and Lynn Bethke, featuring indigenous textiles and basketry from the Cordillera region of northern Luzon.  Opening reception, Thursday, April 9 at 5:30 pm. CWU Museum of Culture and Environment,  Dean Hall.   Dean Hall. (Opening lecture by Prof. Ellen Schattschneider, Department of Anthropology, Brandeis University) Introduced by Provost Marilyn Levine.

Saturday, April 18.  Earth Day Family Festival at the Museum, and 3rd Annual Salmon Run (5K/10K). Co-sponsored by Yakima Nation Fisheries and Kittitas County Solid Waste.

Earth Day informational flyer

Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 pm.  "Composting: Making Dirt for Earth Week”  Lecture by Dr. Steve Gilbert, Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND),

It is not a matter of “IF” we are going to have composting but “WHEN”.  We need to be responsible for the organic waste we are generating.  Composting of yard and food waste from homes, restaurants, and institutions such as schools and hospitals is absolutely necessary for ensuring a sustainable and healthy environment.  Composting has many advantages such as reducing landfill usage, curbing production of green house gases, and creating a useful product.  To be successful the public must enthusiastically embrace composting.  We aim to increase support for composting by improving the public’s understanding of the benefits of composting and the joys of making dirt.

Co-sponsored by Our Environment.

Saturday, May 9. Basket Making Workshop .11:00 am-2:00 pm.

Saturday, May 9. 4:00 pm.   Downton Abbey Tea at the Museum. Students in costume serve tea in Downton Abbey-style to guests. Free, but by reservation only


Thursday, May 28. 5:30 pm.  Lecture and Book Signing by Jack Nisbet, reading from his latest book. .