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Special Events

Volunteer Events


Bird Walk Quartz Trail

04/25/2015 - 07:15AM

Location: Quartz Trailhead

Join us on this walk for a good chance to see some of our year-round bird residents like the Cactus Wren, Gila Woodpecker, Verdin, and more!  Read more...

"From Homeland to Strange Land, The Immigrant Experience - A PastFinder Panel Discussion"

04/28/2015 - 05:30PM

Location: Mustang Library

Many of us came to Arizona from somewhere else in the USA. Imagine what it would be like to be among the first to arrive here in the Wild West from another country with an entirely different culture and way of life. This month’s panel will include descendants from several early groups that settled our area while possessing their own unique culture, language and religion. They will share the history and experiences of these early immigrants and the contributions they made to our community  Read more...

Citizen Science 101

05/02/2015 - 08:00AM

Location: Scottsdale Community College - room 183

What is citizen science? How do ecologists do their fieldwork? What are those strange red and white sticks? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Citizen Science 101, a course designed to prepare volunteers for Field Institute projects, while showing how it all fits together. -  Read more...

Citizen Science: Human Trail Count

05/16/2015 - 06:30AM


The Field Institute is coordinating an effort to count the numbers of hikers, bikers, and equestrians along our study trails. Human trail counters will hike anywhere from 1/2 to 2.5 miles to collect data. No special training needed to participate!  Read more...

Human Trail Count

05/16/2015 - 06:30AM

Location: TBD

Help us count the number of boots, bikes and hooves out on the MSFI research trails! This fun, 2-hour activity occurs every 3rd Saturday of the month and provides us information we need to understand how our trails are being used  Read more...

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