History of the Salt and Verde River Dams
Thursday / May 4 / 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Phoenix and the Salt River Valley owe their existence to the water that flows through the dams and reservoirs of the Salt and Verde Rivers, as well as the canal system that delivers it here. How were these dams and canals located and built? How essential are they today for water, power and recreation? Join Leah Harrison and Evan Medley, historical analysts with SRP, as they discuss the history and importance of the Salt and Verde River system. Limit 30.
Session Spring 2017: Thu, May 4, 2017 6:30PM - 8:00PM OPEN
Monday / May 8 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Arizona has been at the forefront of Mars exploration since Percival Lowell chose a hilltop near Flagstaff to build his observatory at the turn of the last century. Since then, Arizona has remained a powerhouse of Mars exploration through its universities and the U.S.G.S. in Flagstaff. Through the decades, the search for Martian life has been a common thread. Dr. Steve Ruff from ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration will discuss the state of knowledge about the geology of Mars, its potential for habitability, and his newly published results showing evidence for ancient hot springs and the possibility of preserved microbial life. Limit 30.
Session Spring 2017: Mon, May 8, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM OPEN
Thursday and Saturday / June 22 and June 24
Thursday / 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Saturday / 6 - 8:30 a.m. (field trip)
Mostly denizens of the night, owls have fascinated people for eons. We will discuss their adaptations for their nightly haunts and look closely at the five species of owls found in Arizona. A field trip is planned to Zanjero Park, a successful burrowing owl relocation site in Gilbert. Transportation to the field trip site is not provided. Students are encouraged to bring binoculars. Instructed by Kathe Anderson. Limit 12.
Session Summer 2017: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 6:30PM - 8:00PM (5 AVAIL)