Loading Events

« All Events

Population Growth and Water in Southern Utah, presented by Ron Smith – Voyager Lecture Series

September 20th @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$10 – $15

6:30pm – Optional social hour

7:30pm – Lecture

Southern Utah has experienced an increased number of water rights applications in 2021 and 2022. The increase in applications is from growth and people moving to rural corners of the state. Water users need to learn and understand water rights and how water gets distributed, especially in a time of drought. The Great Salt Lake, Lake Powell, and Lake Mead, for example, are at historic lows, and the Virgin River, the sole drinking water source in Washington County, has been fully allocated for use.
We can’t create new water. We can’t ask for new water. We really have to just go in and change what we are using our current water for.

Ron Smith will take us through the discussion of what the population growth in Southern Utah means for our water use.

About Ron Smith

Ron Smith’s teaching and lecturing career began at age 9. He has an astronomy degree from the University of Southern California, and  34 years of teaching in the California Community College system. He was the director of the Tessmann Planetarium at Santa Ana College, then became a professor of astronomy at Santa Monica College.

In 1984 he left Southern California and taught for 18 years at Santa Rosa Junior College. There he produced planetarium programs for the college star theater and taught astronomy, meteorology, and earth science. His experience in junior college teaching, public lecturing at the Page Museum of Natural history, and planetarium show production gives him a broad-based science background. In retirement, Ron continues to enjoy sharing his love of science with audiences at Sunriver, Dixie State University, and the Center For the Arts at Kayenta.


Sponsors

The Voyager Lecture Series–Evenings to Inspire Curiosity & Wonder In our fifth season—2021–22—we’ve expanded our wildly popular series to include new guest speakers who will entertain us with thoughtful and exciting stories ranging from the mysteries of pre-recorded history to mysteries of the cosmos.

The Voyager Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Voyager Wealth Advisors, Inc., Cache Valley Bank and Sotheby’s International Real Estate – Linda Schmal.”

Details

Date:
September 20th
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $15
Event Categories:
,
https://kayentaartscom.thundertix.com/events/196669/performances

Venue

Center for the Arts at Kayenta
881 Coyote Gulch Court
Ivins, UT 84738
+ Google Map
Phone:
435-674-2787
View Venue Website

Other

iframe link (only the link) - This is used for the ThunderTix embeddable iframe option.
https://kayentaartscom.thundertix.com/events/196669

Population Growth and Water in Southern Utah, presented by Ron Smith – Voyager Lecture Series

6:30pm – Optional social hour

7:30pm – Lecture

Southern Utah has experienced an increased number of water rights applications in 2021 and 2022. The increase in applications is from growth and people moving to rural corners of the state. Water users need to learn and understand water rights and how water gets distributed, especially in a time of drought. The Great Salt Lake, Lake Powell, and Lake Mead, for example, are at historic lows, and the Virgin River, the sole drinking water source in Washington County, has been fully allocated for use.
We can’t create new water. We can’t ask for new water. We really have to just go in and change what we are using our current water for.

Ron Smith will take us through the discussion of what the population growth in Southern Utah means for our water use.

About Ron Smith

Ron Smith’s teaching and lecturing career began at age 9. He has an astronomy degree from the University of Southern California, and  34 years of teaching in the California Community College system. He was the director of the Tessmann Planetarium at Santa Ana College, then became a professor of astronomy at Santa Monica College.

In 1984 he left Southern California and taught for 18 years at Santa Rosa Junior College. There he produced planetarium programs for the college star theater and taught astronomy, meteorology, and earth science. His experience in junior college teaching, public lecturing at the Page Museum of Natural history, and planetarium show production gives him a broad-based science background. In retirement, Ron continues to enjoy sharing his love of science with audiences at Sunriver, Dixie State University, and the Center For the Arts at Kayenta.


Sponsors

The Voyager Lecture Series–Evenings to Inspire Curiosity & Wonder In our fifth season—2021–22—we’ve expanded our wildly popular series to include new guest speakers who will entertain us with thoughtful and exciting stories ranging from the mysteries of pre-recorded history to mysteries of the cosmos.

The Voyager Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Voyager Wealth Advisors, Inc., Cache Valley Bank and Sotheby’s International Real Estate – Linda Schmal.”

More Upcoming Events

Scroll to Top

Join our VIP Text Club

Sign up for our VIP Text Club by submitting this form or scanning QR code and receive alerts about:

Message and data rates may apply. Receive up to 4 messages per month.

To sign up from your mobile phone, scan QR code to text KAYENTA to the number 21000

For terms and conditions visit https://txt180.com/21000/Kayenta-support.php