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A Forever Flower: Blue Enamel Bracelets

Education Building Classroom

$45 Non-Member / $36 Member All materials and tools will be provided Create a botanical bracelet with a blue flower focal bead to remind you of the beauty of spring year-round. This bracelet has an easy-to-open lobster claw and a customized fit.  No experience is required.  All materials and tools will be provided. Class capacity is […]

Classes, Gardening

Container Gardening in the Heat: Prepare Now for Summer Desert Pots

Zoom

$36 Non-Member / $29 Member A brand-new class from our container gardening instructor, Marylee Pangman. Our desert summers are getting hotter, and we struggle to keep our potted gardens alive. Marylee is committed to helping you establish pots, and plants, and planning for their care with practiced methods developed over the thousands of pots she […]

Classes, Gardening

Growing Citrus in the Desert

Zoom

$30 Non-Member / $24 Member One of the wonderful things we can grow in our desert gardens are citrus trees. Our sunny days and mild winters make our gardens an ideal environment for citrus. From oranges, lemons, and grapefruit to limes, there are many choices available to you. In this class, Noelle Johnson, ‘AZ Plant […]

Classes, Art

Painting Trees in Watercolor

Zoom

$30 Non-Member / $24 Member Materials not included in price - see materials list under class description Capture the unexpected beauty of nature’s most beautiful sculptures, trees! Illustrator and artist Devon Meyer will give step-by-step instruction on observation, drawing and watercolor techniques. Beginner to intermediate sketching and watercolor. Please provide your own art materials. List […]

Classes, Gardening

Full Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Education Building Classroom

$40 Non-Member / $32 Member In this 2 hour course Chad will discuss the role fungi and mushrooms play in our ecology, and go over cultivation and propagation techniques. We also will discuss the many benefits of fungi to the garden and gardener alike. Participants will have the opportunity to create and take home a […]

Classes, Art

Botanical Art in Ink: Desert Senna Blooms

Zoom

$30 Non-Member / $24 Member Art materials not included This class is a great introduction to drawing and pen techniques using botany as our main subject. The specific theme for this class is Desert Senna Blooms. The tools and techniques shared in this workshop are beneficial to creating beautiful blooms. After we explore the breakdown […]

Classes, Nature & Ecology

Remarkable Discoveries: Birds New to Science

Zoom

$30 Non-Member / $24 Member You will be amazed to learn about many of the recently discovered birds! New bird species are being described every year, even in the 2020s. This class explores some of these remarkable discoveries, including such birds as the Inti Tanager, Long-whiskered Owlet, Araripe Manakin, and many others. Join us for […]

Classes, Art

Desert Scrapbook – Keeping a Nature Journal

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$30 Non-Member / $24 Member Materials not included Improve your naturalist skills while deepening your appreciation of flora & fauna with the practice of nature drawing and journaling. Illustrator and artist Devon Meyer will share drawing and color pencil techniques and help you to better observe your surroundings. No experience is required. Please provide your […]

Classes, Gardening

Easy Care Designs for your Summer Desert Pots

Zoom

$36 Non-Member / $29 Member It’s time to plant your summer pots and our instructor, Marylee Pangman wants to make it easy for you. Learn what potted plants and flowers will do best in full sun and require the least amount of care while lasting the full summer season. Whether you're new to the desert […]

Classes, Nature & Ecology

Carnivorous Plants

Zoom

$30 Non-Member / $24 Member This class explores the fascinating and strange world of carnivorous plants, including Venus Flytrap, pitcher plants, sundews, and more.  Arizona is not exactly a hot bed for these plants, but they are worthy of discussion anywhere.  While very distinctive in many ways, all carnivorous plants have several traits in common.  […]

Classes, Art

Full White Ink on Black Paper

Education Building Classroom

$40 Non-Member / $32 Member Art Supplies included in Price Illustrate nocturnal birdlife in the Sonoran Desert. We'll use white ink pens on black paper for bold, dramatic effects. We'll learn about the basics of bird anatomy and motion to help us add lifelike flair to our drawings. Our subjects will include nighthawks and owls.   […]

Classes, Culinary Arts

Canceled Salsas: Casera y Tatemada

Education Building Classroom

$75 Non-Member / $60 Member All culinary materials will be provided Learn two classic salsas of the Mexican household, a tri-color salsa camera, often called pico de gallo, and a roasted salsa tatemada, where smoke and fresh vegetables combine. As a bonus, learn what the real pico de gallo is all about.  Class capacity is […]