Announcing our FREE Family Sonoran Sunday events
If you would like to experience a FREE Sunday afternoon learning adventure with your family, you can take advantage of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s free talks in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. At Family Sonoran Sunday events, you can enjoy expert speakers on various Sonoran Desert topics, and interact with crawling, slithering, feathered, or cuddly friends that speakers sometimes bring along. The talks take place in shaded amphitheaters with bench seating at the Gateway Trailhead Amphitheater and the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Amphitheater. They occur at 3 p.m. on most of the first and third Sundays during the cooler months, and last for 45 minutes to one hour. If time permits, you can take a leisurely walk along the nearby accessible, interpretive trails before or after the talk. If the opportunity arises, you can introduce your visiting friends and relatives to a unique desert experience.
Here is the 2017-2018 Family Sonoran Sundays schedule.
October 22 Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Southwest Wildlife Mammals
November 5 Gateway Trailhead Center for Native and Urban Wildlife Reptiles
November 19 Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Wild at Heart Birds
December 3 Gateway Trailhead Geology
January 21 Brown’s Ranch Liberty Wildlife
February 4 Gateway Trailhead More Wild at Heart Birds
February 18 Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Arizona Game and Fish Department Reptiles
March 4 Gateway Trailhead More Southwest Wildlife Mammals
March 25 Browne’s Ranch Trailhead More Geology
April 8 Gateway Trailhead To Be Announced
Please check the Family Sonoran Sundays schedule on the Conservancy website at www.mcdowellsonoran.org for last minute updates.