Mar
25
Sat
Prickly Plants Eco-Station at the Overlook @ The Overlook
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the spiny and downright hostile, plants are well adapted to our desert environment

Birds of Tohono Chul 8 a.m. @ Near Admissions, Just Inside the Grounds
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Learn to identify residents and those “just passing through,” plus information on habits and habitat.

Sacred Sea: Ammonite Gourd Workshop @ Education Center 2
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The ammonite, a fossilized sea squid from Madagascar, makes a wonderful focal point when integrated into the body of a Southwest-grown canteen gourd. This piece features fretwork designed in a spiral form and articulated with pygmy date palm. Gourd artist Sue Brogdon leads students from marking the pattern and drilling the holes to coloring the body of the gourd, lashing the palm and lining the gourd with handmade paper, we’ll do it all! Instructor provides cleaned 9” diameter canteen gourd, ammonites in a variety of colors, dye inks, sealant, lashing needle, dyed and natural pygmy date palm and handmade paper. Students are asked to bring dust mask or respirator, old towel, cloth or plastic tape measure, latex gloves, pencil, bucket, scissors, mod podge, Loctite epoxy (instant mix/5 minute set time) and painter’s tape. In addition, if students have them, Dremel or power carver, ball cutting bur, wheel bur, Dremel brand brad point drill bits, cylindrical sanding burs, small diamond files, heat tool and electric drill with 1/16” bit. Note: If you do not have all the specialty burs, just bring what you have and we will share tools.

Desert Shade – Tucson’s 20 Best Trees @ Education Center 1
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trees are the largest and most important plants in a landscape, so it’s critical to choose, plant and maintain them correctly. Greg Corman, horticulturist, landscape designer and owner of Gardening Insights discusses his picks for the top 20 trees for Tucson and demonstrates the proper techniques for planting and care of young trees. Part of the class will be spent on the Park grounds, so please dress accordingly, and don’t forget your hat, sunscreen and water bottle. $6 members | $10 general public

Honey locust,close up

Walk in the Park 10 a.m. @ Near Admissions Just Inside the Grounds
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am

Experience Tohono Chul while learning some basic Sonoran Desert ecology and the area’s history.

Mar
26
Sun
Art in the Park 2 p.m. @ Exhibit House, Main Gallery
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An in-depth behind-the-scenes look at our changing art and cultural exhibits.

Mar
27
Mon
Birds of Tohono Chul 8 a.m. @ Near Admissions, Just Inside the Grounds
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Learn to identify residents and those “just passing through,” plus information on habits and habitat.

Walk in the Park 10 a.m. @ Near Admissions Just Inside the Grounds
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am

Experience Tohono Chul while learning some basic Sonoran Desert ecology and the area’s history.

Winged Things Eco-Station at the Overlook @ The Overlook
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

From birds to butterflies, a look at the winged things of the skies

Mar
28
Tue
Wild Woolies Eco-station at the Overlook @ The Overlook
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the warm, hairy beasties of our deserts