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The Remarkable Clouds over Oregon’s High Desert

February 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join author Maria Mudd Ruth as she takes you on a tour of clouds in Oregon’s high desert and the wide-open, wild landscapes that make for spectacular cloud viewing. Learn what makes the clouds so dynamic, so varied, and so universally appealing. How do clouds take shape? Is there an easy way to learn their confusing Latin names? How can you enjoy the clouds in a new light on your next high desert adventure? Jeremy Austin, ONDA’s Policy Manager, will illuminate why Oregon’s high desert provides unparalleled opportunities to view clouds, and how these clouds are part of a water system that supports life from the banks of desert rivers to the sagebrush steppe.

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About the speakers

Maria Mudd Ruth is the author of more than a dozen natural history books including “Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet.” Her latest book, “A Sideways Look at Clouds” (Mountaineers Books, September 2017) is a work of narrative nonfiction that blends science, wonder and humor to take lay readers on the scenic route through the clouds. She is currently working on two books, one on a community-science project in Puget Sound and another on lake swimming and the natural history of lakes in Washington.



A native Oregonian, Jeremy Austin has conducted aspen inventories at Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, surveyed for invasive plant species and led sage-grouse lek monitoring trips. In his current role as Policy Manager, Jeremy leads ONDA’s work on public lands management with a focus on the Greater Hart-Sheldon Region.



Event notes

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase for all three Bend events via the Tower Theatre website. Click here to order yours today.

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Photo courtesy of Jim Davis

Special thanks to our sponsor, First Interstate Bank!

And, thank you to our local business supporters for donating fantastic giveaway prizes:

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February 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Caelin Weiss
(541) 330-2638 x301


Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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