The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy also serves the community through education programming. Our most popular public education offering is our public hike program. These guided experiences provide an interactive opportunity for volunteers to share their expertise about Sonoran Desert plants, wildflowers, wildlife and the geology of the McDowell Mountains.
Our speakers’ bureau brings the best of the Preserve into the community. Conservancy volunteers share their expertise on topics as varied as Plants and People, Hiking 101 and History of the McDowells.
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy offers classes and lectures in the Preserve and in community libraries and classrooms on a variety of topics. Our most comprehensive study of the Sonoran Desert consists of classes in Ecology, Geology, Desert Surfaces, Human History of the McDowells and Flora and Fauna of the Preserve. Most of these are also available on-line.
To learn more about Conservancy public education programs, please call (480) 998-7971.