Our Community Lecture Series hosts experts to speak about various facets of the monument in communities near GSENM and to audiences all over when these events are hosted online. These events help local residents and visitors gain knowledge about the monument from multiple scientific, historical, and cultural perspectives, while also providing a space for communities to come together and connect to each other through sharing a connection to the monument. Our speakers share about research findings across fields such as archaeology, paleontology, geology, history, biology, outdoor recreation management, as well as sharing presentations on literature and art connected to the region.

View recordings of past virtual lectures.

In addition to formal lectures, we connect audiences with scientists and other experts in informal “Ask an Expert” online. Each event centers 1-3 experts who share about the field they work in and what they do in the Grand Staircase Escalante region. Attendees get a chance to ask questions and converse with these experts.

View recordings of past Ask an Expert events.

If you are interested in giving a lecture on a topic related to the monument, would like to participate as an expert for an “Ask an Expert” event, or have questions about the lecture series, please contact GSEP Education Coordinator, Neak Loucks (neak@gsenm.org).

Upcoming Events:

“Ethnoastronomy and the Southern Paiute,” Autumn Gillard. DATE TBD (will be rescheduled once in-person events resume). 7:00 PM. Kanab City Library.

“Herpetology in the Grand Staircase National Monument: Lessons Learned and Future Directions,” Dr. Bill Heyborne DATE TBD (will be rescheduled once in-person events resume). 7:00 PM. Kanab City Library.