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Discover the Desert Online - Past Programs

Desert Poetry Day

Feeling poetic? Join us in celebration of our 21st annual Earth Day Poetry Contest winners! We will 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 will 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 will 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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Other Resources

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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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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