The Cave Creek Museum and the Desert Awareness Committee (DAC) are partnering to educate visitors about the Sonoran desert and its many wonders. According to Evelyn Johnson, executive director for Cave Creek Museum, the new partnership for the 2023-2024 season will feature incredible insights into this expansive desert and its plants and people. The 90-minute tour, led by a local naturalist, will traverse a flat nature trail. Guests will learn about Sonoran desert upland plants and how they survive, understand more about saguaros, explore the Tree of Life, learn about historic peoples and discover the mystery of Black Mountain.
“The tours will take place the first Saturday of every month, November 2023 through April 2024 beginning promptly at 10 AM at the Desert Awareness Park, which is located at 38100 N. Vermeersch Road,” says Johnson.
After the park tour, visitors will go to Cave Creek Museum, which is located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive, for Doughnuts and Docents. There, guests will enjoy an exclusive docent-led (volunteer) presentation to further expand guests’ knowledge about the Desert Awareness Park tour. It will be a complete indoor-outdoor experience that provides an opportunity for participants to enjoy a completely immersive experience on that Saturday’s specific topic.
The Cave Creek Museum Doughnuts and Docent is $15 per attendee and includes doughnuts, coffee, juice, the exclusive pre-opening docent-led talk and all-day admission to the Cave Creek Museum. The historical mining museum is excited to partner with the Desert Awareness Committee to further its mission to educate residents and visitors in understanding, conserving and preserving the diverse and fragile Sonoran desert; its plants, animals, water and wildlife.
Both events must be registered for separately: the DAC Saturday park tour registration can be found at www.hollandcenter.org.
For the Cave Creek Museum’s Doughnuts and Docent event, visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org/events.
“We highly recommend that guests attend both sessions so they have the opportunity to ask questions and speak with local experts,” says Johnson.
The 53-year-old Cave Creek Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, history, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive in Cave Creek, Ariz. Open October through May. The museum can be reached at 480.488.2764 or cavecreekmuseum.org. Where History Comes Alive.
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