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Explorations in Natural Sciences

The Desert Tortoise Revealed


Now - April 14, 2013

General $25
Member $20

Sunday | 3 - 4:30 p.m.


  • Laurie Nessel


Relicts of an epoch when this area was a tropical deciduous forest, tortoises are an important part of the Sonoran Desert history. Learn about their survival mechanisms, why they are considered keystone species and their future prospects in a changing world. We will discuss proper etiquette when encountering a tortoise in the wild, as well as how to care for them in captivity. After the lecture and discussion, participants will have a chance to meet the resident Garden tortoises.

  • Class enrollment limit: 20

Natural Sciences classes sponsored by Maricopa Audubon Society.

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