February 26, 2016: In This Issue
UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS
February 27 - Mammoths of the San Pedro Valley
March 5 - Wildflower Walk
March 9 - Wildflower Walk
March 12 - Fairy Gardening
March 26 - Sun Cooking & Passive Solar Design 
April 2 - Cholla Bud Harvest
April 8-10 - Birding the Chiricahuas
April 16 - Pine Needle Basketweaving
April 17 - Food & Drink Fermentation Workshop
April 24 - Desert Museum Annual Gala: Desert Canids
THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
Earth Day Poetry Contest
As the world celebrates Earth Day, student writers can celebrate the Sonoran Desert by entering the 17th annual Earth Day Poetry Contest! The Museum's Coati Kids' Club sponsors this opportunity for Tucson-area grade school students to share their feelings about the desert, or thoughts about their favorite desert animal or plant. Entries are due March 25.
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INDIGENOUS INSIGHT
Land of the Hopi & Navajo Tour
Bernard Gagnon photo
Like silent sentinels, the towering columns of Arizona's Colorado Plateau overlook a land of natural beauty and history. This is where native art and tradition come together. Wonder at the sunrise over Monument Valley, the colorful Painted Desert, and the spectacular cliff dwellings of Canyon de Chelly. Come with us and shop at the Hubbell Trading Post and in the homes of artisans.
A TAPESTRY OF SIGHT & SOUND
Woven Words
Art by Paul Mirocha
Join us on March 6 for an exploration of poetry along the pathways. Woven Words: a Celebration of the Poetry and Natural History of the Sonoran Desert, features poetry readings and visits to the poetry installations throughout the Museum grounds. Woven Words is a collaboration between the Museum and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Seating is limited; reservations are required.
IMAGINATIVE INTERACTION
New - Summer Scientists!
What it's like to be a botanist, zoologist or geologist? Middle school students can find out at a new hands-on summer camp, Summer Scientists. Young campers conduct field research at the Desert Museum and in mountain, lake, and desert areas. This is a real world learning experience that includes learning to scuba dive (in a pool), and camp outs under the stars.