Sonoran Desert Discovery

Location(s): Biosphere 2, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum,  Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, Science City at Tucson Festival of Books


Sponsored by the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biosphere 2 and the College of Science, Sonoran Desert Discovery provides UA students the opportunity to develop hands-on, educational workshops to give to the public, school groups, or just about any audience. The topics are about Sonoran Desert Ecology and therefore have ranged from invasive buffel grass to local lizard community composition to riparian oases. School groups can sign up to partake in the UA student-led workshops. Specific topics are announced in the first half of each semester.

Audience: All ages

Science Field: Biology, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Environment

Science Topics: Desert ecology, Natural History, Adaptations

Schedule: TBA; Usually Friday mornings

Cost: $3 per student for the Desert Discovery Program (1 hour), or $7 per student if booked in combination with a Flandrau field trip and planetarium program. B2, ASDM—events are included with the general admission price.

Contact: For reservations contact Rosie Mankel, Reservations Coordinator, 520-621-4516; for program information contact Kevin Bonine, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,,