Lectures and FilmsExplore the American West through our lectures, presentations, and videos. Take a look at what’s coming up, and click a video to watch past programs.
Draper Natural History Museum Lectures
Lunchtime Expeditions LecturesOur Lunchtime Expedition series runs from February through December, the first Thursday of the month. These free lectures explore a variety of natural history subjects and issues and take place in our Coe Auditorium at 12:15 p.m. Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Foundation. We’re finalizing our schedule for 2019; we’ll post final details as soon as we have them:
- May 2: Leslie Patten with Ghostwalker: Exploring an Animal Living at the Edge of Human Awareness
- June 6: John Mionczynski with Some Interesting Plants of the Ancient People of the Yellowstone
- July 11: Robert B. Smith with Anatomy of Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin and Its Ties to the Yellowstone Magma Reservoir (Note the change to the second Thursday of the month)
- August 1: Mike Kochert with Fifty Years of Studying Golden Eagles: What Have We Learned?
- September 5: Jeremy Johnston with Theodore Roosevelt, the Unscrupulous Concessioner, and the Insane Adversary
- October 3: Doug Smith with Wolf Populations in Yellowstone National Park
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- December 5: Tony Mong from Wyoming Game & Fish
Draper After Dark LecturesThis series, also generously supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Foundation, takes place once a month (exact date depends on speaker) June through August at 5:15 p.m.
- June 19: Michael D’Emic with How Fast Did Dinosaurs Grow Up?
- July 18: Anthony Caragiulo from American Museum of Natural History
- August 22: Todd Surovell with The First People and Last Mammoths in Wyoming