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August 12th, 2018

We Are Stars

A fun, gorgeously animated fulldome show about cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins, this dazzling film reveals how hydrogen and carbon, the very building blocks of life, formed in the universe and then brings it all back to us – we are made of stars!
August 12th, 2018

Perfect Little Planet

Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot.
August 12th, 2018

Tucson Sky & Beyond

This is our "classic" night sky show, but not like you remember it!
August 12th, 2018

Touring the Solar System

Zoom away from planet Earth and take a guided tour through the Solar System!
August 12th, 2018

Aquatic Feedings: Koi Fish

Koi fish feedings at the Conservatory.
August 12th, 2018

Aquatic Feedings: Stingray and Shark

Stingray and shark feedings at Tropical Waters.
August 12th, 2018

Rainforest Reptile Talks

A talk about all of the wonderful reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods at the Rainforest Reptile Room.
August 12th, 2018

Bee Talks

Entomologist and horticulturist Dayna Cooper informs guests on the important topics surrounding bees.
August 12th, 2018

Museum Of Northern Arizona Museum Highlights Tour

Visit each exhibit gallery throughout the Museum for an introduction to the Colorado Plateau.
August 12th, 2018

Intro to Adobe Photoshop CC/ Elements

This two-part class introduces you to both Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
August 12th, 2018

Local Drive Yourself: Catalina State Park with Michael Welch

This state park on the northwest side of Tucson sits adjacent to the western slopes of the Coronado National Forest’s Santa Catalina Mountains and contains a good mixture of desert scrub, mesquite bosque, and riparian vegetation.
August 12th, 2018

Close-up Wildlife Photography with Daniel Grayson

Join Wildlife Photographer Daniel Grayson, fresh out of the Amazon Rainforest for a day (or two), for a morning of photographing the wildlife wonders of the Sonoran Desert at the Pond at Elephant Head.
August 12th, 2018

Madera Canyon with Scott Olmstead and Bruce Webb

This loop starts in grassland habitat around Proctor Road looking and listening for singing sparrows first thing in the morning.
August 12th, 2018

Spotting Scopes 101 and Willcox Shorebirding with John Yerger and Clay Taylor

Thinking about buying a new spotting scope or want to know how to use your scope to its fullest capability?
August 12th, 2018

Peaking Down The Rabbit Hole: A Beginner’s Look at Dragonflies and Damselflies in Southeast Arizona with Chris Benesh and Laurens Halsey

This is the field trip portion of the Saturday workshop aimed at examining some of the odonate diversity found around Southeast Arizona.
August 12th, 2018

Cienega Creek & Davidson Canyon with Pima County Naturalist Jeff Babson

The perennial stream flow and lush riparian vegetation is an important nesting and migration corridor for a multitude of avian species.
August 12th, 2018

Amazing Bat Photography Opportunity with Daniel Grayson

The desert comes alive at night and the Pond at Elephant Head offers the perfect opportunity to catch it in action with your camera.
August 12th, 2018

Big Day Vans with Tim Helentjaris or Luke Safford

Have you ever experienced the thrill of a “Big Day?”
August 12th, 2018

Mt. Lemmon: Sonoran Desert to Mixed Conifer Forest with Jake Mohlmann & Dave Stejskal

Rising over 6,000 feet above Tucson, Mount Lemmon is the highest peak in the Santa Catalina Mountains at 9,157 feet, and a popular escape from urban life and the Arizona’s dry early-summer heat (before the relief of the cooling monsoon rains).
August 12th, 2018

Fort Huachuca with Jennie Macfarland and Chris Rohrer

Fort Huachuca, established in 1877, is an active U.S. Army post on the eastern slopes of the Huachuca Mountains near Sierra Vista.
August 12th, 2018

Parker Canyon Lake Area with Jim Rorabaugh

This 130-acre, deep water lake is tucked back on the west slopes of the Huachuca Mountains and because of its location is under-birded but holds great potential.
August 12th, 2018

Hummingbird Safari with Karen Krebbs

This small-group excursion is a “can’t miss” for beginner birders interested in getting to know some of the area’s most dazzling birds and a few popular hummingbird locales around Southeast Arizona.
August 12th, 2018

Patagonia & Sonoita with Gavin Bieber

The Patagonia area is one southeast Arizona’s best-known destinations for riparian birds.
August 12th, 2018

Wildcard Leader’s Choice with Richard Fray

Local expert and professional guide, Richard Fray, leads this adventure on the last day of the festival to look for some of those sought after Southeast Arizona specialties you may not have found yet.
August 12th, 2018

The Role of Citizen Science in an Ever-Changing Sonoran Desert with Sarah Whelan

The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection has been applying citizen science to monitor wildlife corridors in Pima County for the past five years.
August 12th, 2018

Safe Birding in Rattlesnake Country with Michael Cardwell

Bird watchers spend a lot of time looking up!
August 12th, 2018

Habitat at Home

Create a beautiful water-saving landscape that helps birds, other wildlife, and you!
August 12th, 2018

Stunning Portrait Photography: Raptors with Lisa Langell and Kalen Pearson sponsored by Tamron

It is rare to have the opportunity to photograph raptors at close range, but this year’s festival will provide you with a truly special opportunity to do so! 
August 12th, 2018

30 Secrets to Bird Photography for Anyone from Beginner to Pro with Scott Bourne of Olympus

Olympus Visionary Scott Bourne will (in rapid-fire manner) roll through AT LEAST 30 secrets to bird photography that will help anyone who’s interested in avian photos.
August 12th, 2018

Science of Optics with Marc Morris of Tamron

A discussion on modern lens design.
August 12th, 2018

Mason Center Green Gardeners

Gardening and working to improve habitat for birds at the Mason Center.
August 12th, 2018

Backyard Orchard

Fruit trees take time to mature and produce fruit-so start now on your own orchard to reach that dream of a homegrown harvest.
August 12th, 2018

Fossil Walk at Grand Canyon South Rim

Walk among brachiopods, sponges, and other marine creatures that thrived on this part of the continent 270 million years ago, before the age of the dinosaurs.
August 12th, 2018

Canyon Tales at Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Village

Enjoy captivating stories about diverse human connections to this landscape.
August 12th, 2018

TinkerTime at Ironwood Library

Explore a makerspace for children ages 6-11 that provides hands-on, creative ways to design, experiment, and invent as they engage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) through self-guided tinkering.
August 12th, 2018

Science Sunday at Juniper Library

Join us for a STEM program each Sunday. 
August 12th, 2018

Butterflies of Tohono Chul

Nature lovers, shutterbugs and bug lovers will get an in-depth glimpse of some of the most engaging creatures in the Sonoran Desert, butterflies! 
August 12th, 2018

Members Only Hack

On Sunday nights the workshops are open to paying members and work-traders to come down and work on their projects.
August 12th, 2018

Code Club @ Nanini

Learn to make video games, apps, and more!
August 12th, 2018

Seahorse Round Up

Explore the life of these small and mysterious creatures.
August 12th, 2018

Family Brain Boost at Children’s Museum Tucson

Join our education team and jump-start your brain with fun, interactive science activity!
August 12th, 2018

Science Before You Can (Birth-2 Years)

Science Before You Can Hypothesize…Or Even Analyze
August 12th, 2018

Science Before You Can (3 – 5 Years)

cience Before You Can Hypothesize…Or Even Analyze
August 12th, 2018

Sensory Soil

Use your senses to explore the different types of soil we use in The Children’s Garden.
August 12th, 2018

SkyNights StarGazing Program

Stargazing during the summer comes with an added challenge . . . Here in the Southwest we often have afternoon thunderstorms during the months of July and August. 
August 12th, 2018

Otters Enrichment

See our Animal Care Specialists interact with our Asian Small Clawed Otters and highlight their behaviors.
August 12th, 2018

Intro to Woodworking

In this introductory workshop guests will learn the fundamentals of woodworking and how to safely operate the core woodshop tools.
August 12th, 2018

Hands On Labs: Ocean Acidification

Why should Arizonans be concerned about the ocean?
August 12th, 2018

Backstage Adventures: Elephant Adventure

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, join us for a 60-minute Backstage Adventure and get an insider’s glimpse of some of our animal habitats.
August 12th, 2018

Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park Bird Walk

Bird walk at the Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP) led by docents from the Friends of the San Pedro River and other local organizations.
August 12th, 2018

Trogons of the Arizona Borderlands

Rick spent 8 summers beginning in 1977 conducting research on the life history and ecology of Elegant Trogons in Arizona. 
August 12th, 2018

Discovery Stations: Nature’s Medicine Chest: Harvesting Good Health from the Plants Around You

On Saturday and Sundays, we offer special programming in the Discovery Gardens. 
August 12th, 2018

Cooking with Prickly Pear at Saguaro National Park

Learn how you can incorporate prickly pear into your diet.
August 12th, 2018

Meet the Saguaro at Saguaro National Park

Get to know the world's most famous cactus-and learn its fascinating life story in this place where we "celebrate saguaros"!
August 12th, 2018

The Changing Cactus Forest at Saguaro National Park

Join us in the visitor center auditorium to discover how the changes in the Cactus Forest over the years relate to potential changes in the future.
August 13th, 2018

Code Club (ages 8-13) @ Show Low Public Library

Learning to code is an increasingly critical skill.
August 14th, 2018

Members Only Hack

Tuesday afternoons the workshops are open for paying members and work-traders to come down and work on their projects.
August 17th, 2018

Pima Engineering Club

Engineering students from Pima Community College meet to discuss and work on projects.
August 18th, 2018

History Walk at Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Village

For thousands of years, humans have been part of the Grand Canyon.
September 8th, 2018

Birds of Estrella at Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Explore the bird life of Estrella Park with special guest guide Joe Ford.
December 19th, 2018

The Arizona Coyotes Present STEM SUMMIT

The Arizona Coyotes are proud to host our second annual STEM Summit on Tuesday, December 19th, 2018.