Wednesday, July 9th
7:30-8:45 PM Public lecture by Tim Egan in the Center for the Arts on the New Mexico State University campus. Tim Egan is a Pulitzer Prize winner, National Book Club winner, NY Times contributing columnist and author of notable books including "The Worst Hard Time" about the dust bowl era and "The Big Burn" about Teddy Roosevelt's response to the 3+M acre wildfire across Washington to Montana in 1910. Mr. Egan's specific topic will be advertised nearer the event. This will be a free lecture open to the public. Mr. Egan will be introduced by our colleague and friend Mr. William deBuys, noted author of numerous books and papers including "A Great Aridness", "Salt Dreams", and "River of Traps". Mr. Egan's presentation will be followed by a book signing event. The Jornada Speaker Program is sponsored by both the Jornada Long Term Agricultural Research (LTAR) Network site and the Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network site.
Thursday, July 10th
9:00-10:00 AM Seminar by Mr. Egan in Wooton Hall for all staff (not open to the broader public) about environmental issues and writing about environmental issues.
1:00-5:00 PM An informal symposium/discussion about current and future research activities at the Jornada. Specifics of this program to be developed. All staff are welcome to attend.
5:00-9:00 PM Social hour and 5 Bs BBQ at the Jornada, with music. This event will be open to all staff and any of our collaborators, partners, and stakeholders who wish to attend. We will ask for a RSVP in early July.