Friday, February 4, 2011

Tucson Audubon Society's Institute of Desert Ecology

Posted By on Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Now in its 41st year, the Audubon Society will be holding the annual Institute of Desert Ecology program. Beginning Apr. 28 and continuing through May 1, the four day program studies Sonoran Desert ecosystems, specifically the relationships between plants, animals and physical characteristics of the desert.

“This is a chance to learn about North America’s most interesting biogeographical region from experts who have decades of teaching and research experience in it,” said Institute Director Matt Brooks. Faculty includes renowned authorities, such as Cecil Schwalbe, who co-wrote the book, The Venomous Reptiles of Arizona and Linwoood Smith, an expert on desert adaptations, who has taught participants botany and ornithology for 40 years. The veteran faculty presents to participants in small groups and focuses on Sonoran Desert connections and interactions, illustrating through activities from nature walks and lizard-lassoing in the daytime to black lighting for arthropods, owling and star presentations at night.

The Institute is open to anyone, but is limited to 60 people per year. Participants will camp all four days at Catalina State Park. All meals are catered and included in the tuition, which is $425 for Audubon members, and $460 for non-members.

For more information or to register, visit the Tucson Audubon Society website, or call Matt Brooks at 629-0510 x7007.

Tags: , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by A. Greene

  • Tucson at Its Best

    We profile six organizations (out of many) working hard to make Tucson the sort of place we want to live
    • Dec 12, 2013
  • Tucson's 100 Essential Dishes

    The Tucson Weekly staff tries to determine what menu items are essential to our culinary culture
    • Mar 28, 2013
  • City Week

    The 22nd Annual Tucson International Jewish Film Festival kicks off this week...experience the poetry of Jefferson Carter and Petey Mesquitey...snapshots of the stars...Joel-Peter Witkin pushes the limits in Surface Tension.
    • Jan 10, 2013
  • More »
Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Burlesque Fitness

Burlesque Fitness @ Floor Polish

Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La!

This top-rated illusion show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms… More

@ Scottish Rite Grand Parlour Saturdays. Continues through April 14 160 South Scott Ave

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. The Latest U.S. International Reading Scores Are Flat (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. $59 Million Can Focus the Mind, Even If You're Facebook (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Laughing Stock: Holly Jolly Edition (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Cinema Clips: Lady Bird (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Laughing Stock: The People's Pervert Does Christmas (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation