Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Tower Theatre 835 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

Oregon Natural Desert Association presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Join us for an evening of short films showcasing our earth’s natural wonders and the amazing stories of activists working to conserve the environment. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will include an in-person show at the Tower Theatre as well as a virtual live-streaming show …

Wild Desert Calendar Release Party

Immersion Brewing 550 Industrial Way, Bend

Join us in celebrating the release of ONDA’s Wild Desert Calendar at Immersion Brewing Barrel Room! Meet photographers featured in the 2023 calendar and pick up desert tips and know-how. Calendars will be available for purchase; drinks available for purchase. This event is free and open to all. We hope to see you there!

Desert Oasis: The Birds of Lake Abert

Virtual Zoom

Join us as we kick off the 2023 High Desert Speaker Series with a captivating virtual presentation on Lake Abert and its birdlife. Presenters Ron Larson and John Reuland will cover the natural history of Lake Abert followed by a deep dive into the many bird species that depend on the lake. ONDA’s Conservation Coordinator Anne White …

Our Common Ground: America’s Public Lands as a Political and Conservation Success Story

Tower Theatre 835 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

Join professor and author John Leshy at the Tower Theater in Bend for our second event in the High Desert Speaker Series as he discusses his new book, Our Common Ground: A History of America’s Public Lands. Professor Leshy will offer some lessons that history suggests for future public land policy, such as how, as he …

$10

The Land, Its People and the Future

Tower Theatre 835 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

Wilson Wewa will discuss the land, its people and the past, present and future of protecting the high desert in Oregon. Wilson is a storyteller, spiritual leader, and oral historian for the Warm Springs Paiute. A descendant of Paiute Chief Paulina and Chief Weahwewa, he learned most of the stories and legends he tells from his …

$10

ONDA’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Tower Theatre 835 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

Oregon Natural Desert Association presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Friday, September 29, 2023 — an evening of short films showcasing our earth’s natural wonders and the amazing stories of activists working to conserve the environment. Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6pm. Join us before the show to chat with ONDA …

2024 Wild Desert Calendar Release Party

Immersion Brewing 550 Industrial Way, Bend

Join us in celebrating the release of ONDA’s Wild Desert Calendar at Immersion Brewing Barrel Room! Meet photographers featured in the 2024 calendar and pick up desert tips and know-how. Calendars and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to all. We hope to see you there!

Dive into the Hive: Explore the World of High Desert Bees

Zoom

Join Oregon Natural Desert Association for the inaugural event of the 2024 High Desert Speaker Series—a captivating online presentation delving into the diverse species of bees thriving in Oregon’s high desert. …

A Journey Through the Owyhee Canyonlands

Online event

Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands is one of the largest conservation opportunities in the country. Join Oregon Natural Desert Association Board Members, Elisa Cheng and Natasha Bellis, at a 2024 High Desert Speaker …

Free

Cultivating Partnerships: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Science in Land Stewardship

Tower Theatre 835 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

Spend an evening with Dr. Cristina Eisenberg, Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Maybelle Clark Macdonald Director of Tribal Initiatives in Natural Resources at Oregon State University, as part of Oregon Natural Desert Association’s 2024 High Desert Speaker Series. Dr. Eisenberg will share learnings from her research on ecocultural restoration and how she approaches land stewardship …

$10

Tracing Geological History Through Rocks and Minerals in Oregon’s Desert

Tower Theatre 835 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

Join us for the final events of Oregon Natural Desert Association’s 2024 High Desert Speaker Series, featuring Alison Jean Cole—an author, rockhound, and lapidary artist. In this informative talk, Alison will showcase the rock and mineral treasures of Oregon’s desert. Obsidian, jasper, opal, and petrified wood each tell a unique story about the fascinating geological history …

$10