Discover the Desert Online - Past Programs

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Desert Poetry Day

Feeling poetic? Join us in celebration of our 22nd annual Earth Day Poetry Contest winners! We explore some of the desert themes that shone this year, hear some of the winning poems, and make a silly poem with audience participation.

Cool Coyotes

Dog or cat? Predator or prey? Trickster or Wise One? Join us for a howling good time as we learn why these animals are an important part of the ecosystem, from desert to mountains — to your own backyard!

Hooray for Hummingbirds!

Southern Arizona has so many different kinds of hummingbirds. Some are just passing through, while others live here year round. Discover the lives of these beautiful winged wonders and learn to make your own hummingbird feeder from materials you have at home.

Turtles! From the Desert to the Sea

The Desert Museum welcomes very special guests from the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher to explore surprising similarities between desert tortoises and sea turtles! Even though their habitats are different you can learn Earth Day actions to protect them both!

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Desert Poetry Day

Feeling poetic? Join us in celebration of our 21st annual Earth Day Poetry Contest winners! We explore some of the desert themes that shone this year, hear some of the winning poems, and make a silly poem with audience participation.

Adult Class: Cholla Bud Harvest

Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary with the Desert Museum’s teen volunteers— the Junior Docents. Learn simple ways to be kind and tread lightly on our shared planet. We Zoom into the homes and backyards of our Junior Docents to see what they are doing to fight plastic pollution and the effects of climate change. At the end of the program we share with you our Earth Day eBook full of ideas, projects, crafts and links to guide you through lowering your own eco-footprint.

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Learn about the Junior Docent's Blue Saguaro Campaign.

Cool Kats and Dryland Dogs

Who is fuzzy, wide-eyed, small, and social? Who lives in dry lands, digs burrows for homes, and rises tall on hind feet to watch for danger? Who can you find at two zoos in Tucson, Arizona? Meerkats and Prairie Dogs! Discover the differences between these delightful diggers and who they really are in this special presentation by educators and keepers from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Reid Park Zoo.

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Other Resources

Learn more about prairie dogs by reading "Keepers of the Prairie".

Watch a story about Arizona Game & Fish’s reintroduction of the black-tailed prairie dog to Las Cienegas National Conservation Area east of Tucson.

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