OUTDOORSARCHAEOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center. 1000 E. Fort Lowell Road. Old Pueblo Archaeology concludes celebrations of Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month with Archaeology for All, a children's archaeological dig and crafts event. Children ages 5 and 6 can participate from 8:30 to 10 a.m., and children ages 7 and older from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 28. Fees are $5 per person, with group rates available. Call 798-1201 for registration and information.
BIRDING FUN. Join the Tucson Audubon Society for a beginning birding workshop on Saturday, March 28, in Green Valley. This one-day skills workshop is for "graduates" of the Beginning Birding class, or anyone else who'd like to sharpen their skills. Call mobility levels can easily participate. Cost is $25, $15 for members. Call 624-4745 for registration and information.
DESERT ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS. The Center for Desert Archaeology offers whole and half-day tours of local archaeological treasures, including: the Romero Ruin Tour, a look at the remnants of the four great cultures that once inhabited the Catalina State Park area; the Rock Art Tour, an in-depth look offering hikers a chance to visit petroglyph sites near Tucson; and the Downtown Tucson Tour, featuring more than 30 centuries of history. Tours available for individuals and groups. Wear long-sleeved clothing and a hat, and make sure you've got sturdy shoes with ankle support and good traction. Water is provided. Call 885-6283 for information.
ORGAN PIPE TOURS. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument presents free, guided drives along the Ajo Mountain Drive. This two-and-a-half hour tour includes desert landscapes, geological formations and more. Tours are offered at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, through April 30. Tours are free, and begin at the Visitors Center. There is a $4 monument entrance fee. Call 1-520-387-6849 for directions and information.
TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Birds of Tohono Chul, a docent-led birdwatching tour, meets at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Walk in the Park tours, an overview of the park's 48 acres and its flora and fauna, are offered at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and at 1 p.m. Sunday. Art in the Park tours, docent-guided looks at gallery exhibits, are at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Trappings of the Cowboy: Boots Saddles, Hats and More by Today's Arizona Craftsmen continues through April 12 in the Exhibition Hall. The park offers additional guided tours for your enjoyment. Grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. Call 742-6455 daily events schedule.
WILDFLOWER TOURS. Tohono Chul's grounds curator Russ Buhrow has scouted out some of the best areas to view the desert's breathtaking wildflowers. Wildflower tours continue through April 29. They last approximately 45 minutes to one hour, and are at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Reservations are not required. Call 742-6455 for meeting location and information.
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