Thursday, October 8, 2015

Drop-In Discovery Saturdays

Enjoy free, fun, informational programs from local museums, artists, and environmental educational organizations on the back patio at  Pueblo Grande Museums Drop-In Discovery Saturdays. Discover more about desert animals, plants, prehistoric technologies, and cultural resources! 

One Saturday a month, from October to April (excluding December) each Drop-In Discovery program is presented from 10 a.m. to noon. All programs are included with Museum admission.

October 24
Discover the native reptiles of Arizona with the Phoenix Herpetological Society. Learn more about the PHS, their forever home reptile housing facility and their mission to educate people on responsible pet ownership and the importance of conservation and desert safety.

November 28
The Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies (S.A.L.T.) group will demonstrate prehistoric skills used by the Hohokam. Discover how axe heads, stone pendants, and shell jewelry were created over a thousand years ago.

January 23
Ron Carlos, Maricopa Potter and Jacob Bulter, Onk Akimel O’Odham Artist will demonstrate the process of making pottery. Discover the many steps involved from clay sourcing, processing raw clay, forming, painting, and finally the firing process. Guest will also enjoy a demonstration of the paddle and anvil technique, which is a style of pottery making indicative of many of the southern Arizona tribes.

February 20
Native Seeds/SEARCH will share about agricultural crops grown by the Hohokam, gardening in the desert, and planting your own three sisters garden. Guest will also have a chance to enjoy a hands-on activity about southwestern seeds.

March 19
The Arizona Herb Association will share information about the herbs of the southwest, and guests will discover the various uses of these plants such as culinary, cosmetic, medicinal, ornamental, dye and ethnic herbs.

April 23
Discover what's happening at Mesa Grande Cultural Park! Learn about the archaeological work being done at the platform mound site, and find out what fun, family friendly archaeological adventures they have planned!

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