Hear from the Arizona Herpetological Sanctuary about how to be safe with native Arizona desert animals and to respect them in our environment. The demonstration will feature many critters, including a Sonoran Desert tortoise, California king snake, Gopher snake, Western Diamondback rattlesnake and a Gila monster. By showing people these animals in a safe setting, it helps to eliminate fear of these animals and to be more compassionate towards them. The class will also get to pet and interact up close with the three nonvenomous reptiles. Limit 30. Register here.
WILD RISING BY CRACKING ART IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye catching and thought provoking.
ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.