MAY 26, 2010

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Summer Science Series

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SCOTTSDALE – The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and the city of Scottsdale present the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Summer Science Series, a series of talks by experts offering lifelong learning opportunities that focus on the conservation and sustainability of native wildlife and geology of the McDowell Mountains and surrounding Sonoran Desert.

“This is a beginner’s introduction to the plants, animals, people, and geology of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.” says Ruthie Carll, Executive Director of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and an ecologist who will lead the presentations. “Through hands-on activities and in depth discussions, we will reveal the secrets of the Preserve.”

Presentations get underway at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, 18333 N. Thompson Peak Parkway. Series is scheduled to be in the Gateway amphitheater, but check the calendar on the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy website at a few days before each talk for confirmation.

Class meets every Wednesday evening for 9 weeks, June 2 – July 28. The content is appropriate for students 15 yrs old and above. Cost is $100 for all 9 weeks and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Jill by e-mail at or by calling 480-998-7971 ext. 104.

For more information, visit the MSC website at

Courtesy photo/Mark Gottlieb