Explorations in Natural Sciences
Ethnobotany of the Sonoran Desert and Sky Islands
Now - February 10, 2013
Sunday | 1 - 4 p.m.
- Vincent Pinto
Explore how people lived in the Sonoran Desert and adjoining Sky Islands region of Arizona in pre-modern times. In this interactive and engaging workshop you will learn how to find, identify, collect, process, use and store a wide variety of plants for many uses. Discover how to transform native plants into: food, medicine, tools, art, music, shelter, dyes, hunting implements, basketry, rope, fuel, glue, incense, soap, lighting and more. You will have an opportunity to try your hand at these ancient arts and techniques, ultimately making several items to take home. Combining both science and art, you will see how ethnobotany–the interaction of people and plants–is a path to many outdoor and nature-oriented pursuits.
- Class enrollment limit: 24
Natural Science classes sponsored by Maricopa Audubon Society