June 2021 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Month: June 2021

Teachers Discover New Ways to Engage Students During the Pandemic

Teachers Discover New Ways to Engage Students During the Pandemic

The pandemic created numerous struggles for everyone. Teachers, in particular, faced new challenges to keep their students engaged and inspired. Candace Green, an art teacher from Alhambra Elementary School District turned to nature to connect with her students. She...
Doga

Doga

There are two more Dog Days left this June. After the event wraps up, here is a literal way to take downward facing dog to a whole new level. Back to...
Activity | Paint By Number

Activity | Paint By Number

Get creative with these Garden inspired Paint by Numbers Sheets. This activity is a great way to be creative while staying cool indoors with a fun art project great for all ages. The Garden would love to see your finished work, tag us on our social media channels at...
Something for Father’s Day

Something for Father’s Day

Digital Cards Send Dad the beauty of the Garden with these free downloadable postcards.   Free Admission to Flashlight Nights Looking to create some memories with the Dads in your life? Head out to Flashlight Nights on Saturday, June 19. Dad will receive free...
Activity | DIY Father’s Day Card

Activity | DIY Father’s Day Card

Want to make a card for Dad he will cherish? Before you start this activity, you will need to find an assortment of different leaves. Take a short walk around your neighborhood and find at least three different types of leaves.  After your walk, gather these...
Iguanas in the Garden

Iguanas in the Garden

Photos: Jim Rorabaugh Iguanas in the Garden? Yes, there are. But they are not the green iguanas you might see in a zoo or pet store. Our native Desert Iguanas are pale, heat-loving lizards, up to 16 inches long including their tails. They live in the sunbaked creosote...
Activity | Citrus Stamping

Activity | Citrus Stamping

You may be  familiar with the five C’s of Arizona: citrus, cotton, climate, cattle and copper. European settlers brought citrus with them to the Americas with their arrival. It eventually became an important part of the economic development of Arizona. Today, citrus...
Board President Changes

Board President Changes

The Garden thanks Tammy McLeod for her service as board president of Desert Botanical Garden for the past two years, leading us through incredibly challenging times. A warm welcome to Amy Flood as she begins her tenure as board president. Read below to learn more...
Recipes | Fruit-Inspired Soup & Spritzers

Recipes | Fruit-Inspired Soup & Spritzers

Grilled Watermelon Soup Courtesy of Gertrude’s Restaurant Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/4 seedless watermelon, cut into three 1-1/2-in.-thick slices 1 large beefsteak tomato, halved 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and halved lengthwise 1 jalapeno...
Celebrating Pride Month

Celebrating Pride Month

A Warm Welcome to the Garden’s New Director of Social Responsibility & Inclusion, Kevina Devereaux Meet Kevina Devereaux, the new Director of Social Responsibility & Inclusion. In this Q&A, Kevina shares her background, what drew her to this role and...

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