Interagency Brown Bag Lecture Series resumes with popular speaker Edward Lyman

ST. GEORGE — The Brown Bag lecture series hosted Fridays at noon at the Interagency Information Center in St. George returns with its  most popular guest speaker, Professor Edward Leo Lyman, author of several publications on Southern Utah culture, landscapes and people.

Lyman brings his acumen as a historian, author, lecturer and educator to what, the agencies’ release said, is sure to be an educational and entertaining presentation.

The Brown Bag lectures are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To ensure you have a seat, visit the Interagency Information Center, 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George, or call 435-688-3200 for advance reservations.

Brown Bag Lectures are hosted every Friday by the Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and Forest Service and are held at the Interagency Information Center unless otherwise specified.

These lectures provide unique opportunities to learn more about the area’s natural resources and public lands in relation to a variety of subjects. Speakers in the series include geologists, range specialists, biologists, archaeologists, rangers and others who delve more deeply into subjects tied to the Arizona Strip and surrounding public lands.

The lectures bring the resources and issues related to the remote and rugged landscapes of the Arizona Strip to the community’s doorstep, the series’ news release said. 

Upcoming lectures

  • Oct. 9 | Professor Edward Leo Lyman | historian, author, educator | Lecture about Southern Utah landscape and people
  • Oct. 16 | Kendra Thomas | BLM reality specialist with the BLM-Utah St. George Field Office, rodeo queen and new mom | Lecture about the finer points of rodeo, how rodeos came about, what they entail and how they are scored
  • Oct. 23 | Zion National Park interpreter | Lecture about  Zion National Park and its growing visitation
  • Oct. 30 | Snow Canyon State Park staff | Lecture about Snow Canyon State Park’s attractions and programs

Event details

  • What: Brown Bag Lecture Series
  • When: Fridays at noon
  • Where: Interagency Information Center, 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George
  • Cost: Free; reservations recommended; visit the Interagency Information Center or call 435-688-3200

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1 Comment

  • Billy Madison October 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I’m confused about the brown bag. Do I need to bring one? Wine is usually drank from a brown bag, beer too. Will the cops be there? Maybe the brown bag means I need to bring a lunch or one is provided? Will a white shopping bag work?

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