Venues for U.S. Palestine Nature & Peace Studies Tour with Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD

June 17-July 1, 2017

Denver – Abuquerque – Austin – New Orleans – Houston – Raleigh/Durham, NC – Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia


Denver, Colorado

Day 1: Saturday, 17 June

11-12:30 – Presentation at “Brown bag” lunch meeting at Longmont Library, Longmont, CO  

Noon-Tentative:  Longmont vigil (participate or observe)

2-5 pm – Presentation at the Posner Center

1031 33rd St., Denver, CO 80205


Day 2: Sunday, 18 June

10 am – Private tour for Dr. Qumsiyeh of Avenir Collections Center at Denver Museum of Nature and Science with Senior Curator

12:30-2 pm – Presentation at the Community Forum of First Universalist Church- Denver, held at First Plymouth Congregational Church of Denver, La Foret Room, 2nd Floor, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Cherry Hills Village, CO  80113

3-5 pm – Presentation at Augustana Lutheran Church

5000 E. Alameda at Fairfax, Denver, CO

Private Dinner


Albuquerque, New Mexico

Day 1: Monday, 19 June

3-5 pm – Meet with representatives of the Palestinian Community or tour Natural History Museum

6:30 pm – Private Dinner


Day 2: Tuesday, 20 June

Morning – Meet with representatives of Palestinian community or tour Natural History Museum

1-3 pm – Meet with staff of Albuquerque Botanical Gardens and BioPark

4-5 pm – Possible private meeting with local scientist

7-9 pm – Presentation at Nahalat Shalom Synagogue

3606 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

9 pm – Meal at nearby restaurant



Austin, TX

Day 1: Wednesday, 21 June

Visit the Bat Bridge in Austin at dusk

Private Dinner


Day 2: Thursday, 22 June

Afternoon – Interview by radio show host

Evening – Presentation to local environmentalist groups

Address TBD


Day 3: Friday, 23 June

9-10:30 am – Tentative – Nature Hike sponsored by Wild Basin Creative Research Center of St. Edward’s University; capacity of 15-30 people

805 North Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746-3301

10:30-11 am – Tentative – Presentation at Wild Basin Creative Research Center of St. Edward’s University


6:30 pm – Presentation at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

14311 Wells Port Drive, Austin, Texas 78728


New Orleans, Louisiana

Day 1: Saturday, 24 June

1:30-4:30 pm – Panelist at Commit2Respond Climate Justice workshop (open only to people who are officially registered and badged)

New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Hall B2-1 & B2-2

900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

6:30-7:45 pm – Presentation at Hampton Inn, Dauphine Room (open to the public)

1201 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130


Day 2: Sunday, 25 June

12-2 pm – Exhibit hall booth #422, New Orleans Morial Convention Center (open to the public)

900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130


Houston, Texas

Day 1: Monday, 26 June

Afternoon – Tentative – Private tour of museum and offsite collection facility (or Tuesday)

5-6 pm - Tentative - Private meeting

6:30-7:30 pm – Presentation at Houston Museum of Natural Science

*Admission fee: $18 non-members, $12 members, $13 to people with discount code – see below

5555 Hermann Park Dr. Houston, Texas 77030


Tickets can be purchased over the phone in advance, in person at the museum box office, and online. To get the $5 discount, you must go in person to the box office and show an email or this document with an organization name and discount code.

Friends of UUJME receive a special discount of $5 to this lecture at HMNS. You must have an email with this coupon code in it, and print or show on your phone, coupon code Lec$5off, when purchasing your ticket, to receive $5 off the regular price ticket of $18 at HMNS Box Office. Coupon code not accepted online or by phone. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Museum member price is $12. The discount price is $13 with the coupon code. To receive an email from UUJME with this information, contact


8:30-10:00 pm – Community Dinner


Day 2: Tuesday, 27 June

12-1 pm – Private Luncheon

Tentative – 2-4 pm – Tour of Armand Bayou Nature Center

5-6 pm – Private Dinner

7-9 pm – Presentation at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church

17500 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77058


Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Day 1: Wednesday, 28 June

Private Dinner


Day 2: Thursday, 29 June

Morning – Meet with researchers at North Carolina State Department of Applied Ecology

Afternoon – Tour of North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, meetings with research and exhibit staff

Private Dinner

7-8:30 pm – Presentation at Daily Planet Café (20-minute presentation with Q&A)

Downtown Raleigh: 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia

Day 1: Friday, 30 June

2:00-3:00 pm – Presentation at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (SNMNH)

10th St & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560 (email to RSVP; space limited)

3-4 pm – Private meeting with Smithsonian Invertebrate Studies Staff

4-5 pm – Private meeting with Smithsonian Vertebrate Studies Staff

6:30-8:00 pm – Presentation at the Jerusalem Fund

2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037


DC Day 2: Saturday, 1 July

10 am – Presentation at St. Mark’s Church, Baxter Hall

301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003

11 am – Walk from St. Mark’s Church down Capitol Hill to the Botanic Garden for informal tour

12:30 pm – Lunch at Smithsonian Native American Museum restaurant/cafeteria

4-7 pm – Presentation at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814


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