July 7, 2014 - In This Issue:
Upcoming Events
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Full Moon Festival Highlights Art, Poetry, Music

Enjoy the desert by the light of the full moon! Celebrate the arts by participating in hands-on art and poetry activities inspired by the desert moon. Feeling snappy? Take in a free photo class, Take Your Photography to the Next Level, and learn some new techniques from old pros in the field. Round out the night with beautiful music by the Tucson Young Musicians and members of the Tucson Pops Orchestra.

Help Support the Museum for its 62nd Birthday!

The Museum's birthday is Labor Day, and you can give the animals (and plants) presents! Help the fish play hide and seek with new aquarium plants. Love Cruz? Why not surprise him with a brand new boomer ball? The Military Macaws could always use some new toys, and the parrots sure would like a pi�ata or two. Feeling extra generous? You and your friends can band together to keep Raptor Free Flight up to date on their telemetry, or even support a Museum intern! View the full Wish List

Experience the First-Ever Earth Camp for Adults

Take to the seas (or rather, the river) with the Museum! Spots are still available for Rafting the San Juan River: an Earth Camp Adventure for Adults. From September 15-22, you'll explore the majestic San Juan River, and learn about its past and place in Arizona history. Interested in more information about the region? Attend one of two presentations by trip leader Lynn Orchard: July 12 at 11:00 am at Summit Hut at 5045 East Speedway, or July 19 at 12:00 pm at the Western National Parks Store at 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive. Reservations may be required - please contact the individual locations for more information. Learn about the trip 

Savor the Flavors of the Desert

Satisfy your appetite with a multitude of dining options at the Museum! On Cool Summer Nights, you won't want to miss dinner at the Ocotillo Caf�, which recently debuted a new and exciting menu, including Sonoran Savory Cannoli and Posole Verde Del Mar. To cool down during the day, concoct your own ice cream sandwich creation at the Cottonwood or stop by Phoebe's for an iced tea or coffee. The Ironwood Terraces offers a respite from the heat, and a large variety of hot and cold lunch items, many using native desert ingredients. One thing is for sure: you won't leave hungry! View complete menus online