July 17, 2015: In This Issue
August 8 - Conservation & Comedy Night: The Joke's on Us!
August 22 - Mesquite & Tepary Bean Cooking
August 22 - Science Rocks!
& Teacher Appreciation Night 
August 29 - Full "Blue Moon" Festival

Face the Truth about Insects
Photo courtesy
Rhonda Spencer

With a million species of arthropods roaming the Sonoran Desert region, myths can cloud the true role of these important creatures. The U of A's "Bugman" will dispel the fiction and share the facts about these little creatures around us. Kids can build their own antennae and learn to use scientific skills to draw a tarantula. Find scorpion hidey-holes with a black light (available at the gift shop). Come early-Insect Insanity is Cool Summer Nights' most popular event! 

Annual Plant Sale

This is it! That one time each year where you can find unusual and special plants. The Desert Museum's Annual Plant sale kicks off the fall gardening season with hundreds of extraordinary desert plants. Get advice from the Desert Museum's experts on plants that fit your needs and how to care for them. Get a membership now for the first choice of these fabulous plants! There are limited quantities of some of these special plants, so come early for the best selection! Member Preview: Sat.,
Sept. 26; General Public: Sun., Sept. 27.
6:30am-1pm both days.

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Be a Desert Museum Intern!

For a truly hands-on experience, explore internship opportunities at the Desert Museum! College level students (or recent graduates) get the rare opportunity to study in a non-profit, museum and zoological setting. Work side-by-side with experts in a field that piques your interest. Or maybe you're exploring a more traditional career such as Events Management. A special internship is available this fall for an events intern. Learn the work behind putting on events such as weddings, corporate meetings, and conference dinners in one of the most breathtaking venues in Tucson. 

New Monarch Waystation
Photo courtesy Mirna Manteca

Watching their delicate wings as they swoop down upon their favorite plants, you'd never think the Monarch butterfly may be on a 3,000 mile journey. Milkweed is this butterfly's host plant and its destruction has been a serious blow to the species. The Desert Museum's Pollination Garden is now a registered Monarch Waystation, an important part of a nationwide conservation program. These stations provide a stopover with resources that sustain their migration. If it qualifies, your own butterfly garden can become a waystation!