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@ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 23, 2020
One event on October 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm
One event on October 24, 2020 at 8:00 am
One event on October 25, 2020 at 8:00 am
Arizona – Sonora Desert Museum: Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
Would you like to be more knowledgeable about the animals, plants and landscape of our desert?
This week-long survey course covers desert ecology, climate, mammals, birds, reptiles, venomous animals, botany, arthropods and geology. As a special feature we will partake in a webinar providing the latest updates on the endangered Mexican Grey Wolf and its recovery program. In all, there will five lectures, one webinar and two in-person hikes, in which we will observe social distance.
Virtual: Zoom, PowerPoint with some live animals, Q and A time
Weekdays 2:00 – 3:30 pm
October 19th Introduction to the Sonoran Desert: Landforms and Biotic Communities
October 20th Desert Adaptations: Mammals
October 21st Wolf Awareness Webinar hosted by Arizona Game and Fish
October 22nd Arthropods: An Up-close view
October 23rd Birds: Flight, Migration, Desert Survival
October 26th Reptiles: Such Perfect Desert Animals
In-person: Two simultaneous groups of 9 maximum, each with their own leader
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 – 10:30 am
October 24th Botany Hike near museum
October 25th Geology Hike near museum