Celebrating the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Celebrating the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

OCTOBER 01 – 31, 2019

MCDOWELL SONORAN CONSERVANCY 7729 East Greenway Rd., Ste. 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Celebrate 25 years with these wonderful events:

October 1 – 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 25th Anniversary Celebration – Join us for a special presentaitonand exhibit as we celebrate the McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s 25th Anniversary. Location: Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts

October 1 – 5:30 p.m. Lecture – Location: The Desert Ecology of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Location: Mustang Library

October 5 – 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Family Storytime – Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities. Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Library

October 12 – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lecture – Early History of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Location: Arabian Library

October 13 – 6:30 a.m. Tour de Scottsdale – The 16th annual 30/70 mile bike ride kicks off at Market Street in DC Ranch.  Location: DC Ranch Marketplace

October 18 – 9:00 a.m Fraesfield & Granite Mountain Trailhead Dedication Location: Frasefiled Trailhead

October 19 – 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Family Storytime – Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities.  Location: Appaloosa Library

October 20 – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Sonoran Sunday: 10 Hiking Essentials. Bring the whole family to learn the 10 essientails to hiking.  Location: Gateway Trailhead

October 21 – 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Hike with Natural Resources Coordinator John Loleit. Discuss various pertinent topics while hiking in the desert.  Location: Fraesfield Trailhead

October 22 – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Lecture – History of the Preserve and Conservancy Location: Mustang Library

October 26 – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lecture – The Modern History of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Location: Rio Verde Library

October 26 – 9:00 a.m. Trailside Naturalist – Spooktacular: Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to explore the remarkable plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert.  Location: Gateway Trailhead

October 29 – 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Stoneman Road Educational Bike Ride Learn the history of the old military road while enjoying and intermediate bike ride through the Preserve.  Location: Fraesfield Trailhead

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