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Natural History: Lectures & Steward Development Hikes

Lecture presentations are provided at no charge and taught by MSC stewards. Open to the public. Learn more about geology, desert ecology, flora fauna and human history presented by our lecturers. Time: Saturdays from 8am to noon Location: SB183 (Social Behavioral Building) Scottsdale Community College 11/15/14: Geology & Desert Ecology 11/22/14: Flora & Fauna 12/6/14: Human History of the McDowells - Our popular Steward Development hikes beautifully complement the Natural History lectures and are presented as a field course by the Natural History lecturers. They are open to attendees of the lectures (SCC or online, current or past). They are a great way to broaden your experience in these subjects. *Prerequisite: Lecture/Online- Geology/Desert Ecology: 11/23/14- Geology- Browns Ranch Trailhead 8 am 11/30/14- Desert Ecology - 104th and Quartz- 8 am *Prerequisite: Lecture- Flora/Fauna 12/07/14- Flora and Fauna- LDW 9am Read more »

Field Institute Insider Now Available

The October issue of The Field Institute Insider, the McDowell Sonoran Field Institute's quarterly newsletter, is now available for download! Read up on all the latest research and citizen science activity! Click here to download your copy. Read more »

Steward Refresher Course

Steward Only: Learn more about current steward training, stewardship 2020, and the current direction of MSC's vision and mission. Date: Monday, December 6 Time: 6 pm Location: McDowell Center (MMRRd and Paradise) Read more »

Highlighted Events & Hikes

Family Friday at Brown's Ranch!

November 21, 2014 4:30 PM  

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Natural History: Flora/Fauna

November 22, 2014 8:00 AM  

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Marcus Landslide to Pemberton Trails on Bike

November 22, 2014 8:00 AM  

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Natural History: Human History of the McDowells

December 06, 2014 8:00 AM  

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