High Desert Speaker Series

Jim Davis

Hear from speakers with deep knowledge to share on intriguing aspects of high desert science, culture and recreational opportunities.

 

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 High Desert Speaker Series! We loved learning about some of the fascinating and unique elements of Oregon’s high desert with you. If you missed an event or would like to watch it again, captioned recordings can be found below. Questions? Email us today.

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Elisa Cheng, member since 2013

Elisa Cheng, member since 2013

“ONDA stewardship trips inspire me. I get to learn new things and see new places, and in the process perform important work that improves the wildlife habitat.”

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Mary McCord, ONDA Volunteer

Mary McCord, ONDA Volunteer

“I find enjoyment in the peaceful wide open spaces, geology, and rich history of Oregon’s high desert,” says Mary. Reflecting on volunteering, she continues, “If you have the ability and desire, it’s important to do something to contribute. It doesn’t have to be big, because every little bit helps.”

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Sarah Graham, Sage Sustainers Member

Sarah Graham, Sage Sustainers Member

“I contribute to ONDA monthly because it adds up to a larger annual gift than what I’d be able to comfortably afford if I were to do a simple one-time donation annually. I’m able to give more to ONDA this way and have greater impact which is important to me, and my dog Polly.”

Past Events
The Hope of Wild Places Tuesday, February 16, 2021

featuring Warm Springs Paiute spiritual leader and oral historian Wilson Wewa and photographer and filmmaker Jason Houston

View the recording: The Hope of Wild Places

 

The Geological Journey of Desert Rivers Tuesday, March 30, 2021

featuring Dr. Elizabeth Safran, Associate Professor of Geological Science at Lewis & Clark

View the recording: The Geological Journey of Desert Rivers

 

Stories from the Sagebrush Sea Tuesday, April 20, 2021

featuring Ed Jahn, Executive Producer of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Oregon Field Guide”

View the recording: Stories from the Sagebrush Sea

 

Special thanks to First Interstate Bank for sponsoring the 2021 High Desert Speaker Series!