Educational Programs

Regional Workshops held in the Sonoran Desert

*Classes Co-sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation


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Art-based Environmental Education
Location:
 Desert Discovery Center, Tucson, AZ (located in Tucson Mountain Park)

Instructor: Dr. Lee Ann Woolery

Walk beside 100 year-old giant saguaros and mesquite nurse trees at the base of the Tucson Mountains. Explore new ways to experience the landscape. Engage your creativity. Learn how the art making process can connect you to your local habitat and facilitate cultivation of a deep sensory awareness. Learn how to apply these methods to your participatory research or citizen science project. Guided instruction in Art-Based Perceptual Ecology (ABPE) methodologies taught by ABPE pioneer, Dr. Lee Ann Woolery. No art experience needed. Materials list provided after registration. Ages: 18 and up.  Registration Fee: $65. 

Mon Oct. 24      8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Sat Nov. 5        8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Fri Nov. 11      9:00 a.m.-Noon

REGISTER HERE:  https://apm.activecommunities.com/nrpr/Activity_Search


Art-based Environmental Education
Location: Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, Tucson, AZ
Instructor: Dr. Lee Ann Woolery
Walk beside 100 year-old giant saguaros and mesquite nurse trees at the base of the Tucson Mountains. Explore new ways to experience the landscape. Engage your creativity. Learn how the art making process can connect you to your local habitat and facilitate cultivation of a deep sensory awareness. Learn how to apply these methods to your participatory research or citizen science project. Guided instruction in Art-Based Perceptual Ecology (ABPE) methodologies taught by ABPE pioneer, Dr. Lee Ann Woolery. No art experience needed. Materials list provided after registration. Ages: 18 and up.  Registration Fee: $65.  

Thu Dec. 1        9:00 a.m.-Noon
Tue Dec. 12      9:00 a.m.-Noon

​REGISTER HERE:  https://apm.activecommunities.com/nrpr/Activity_Search


Forest Bathing Among Giant Saguaros
Location: 
Desert Discovery Center, Tucson, AZ (located in Tucson Mountain Park)
Instructor: Dr. Lee Ann Woolery

Go to the forest-Ancient Ironwood-Giant Saguaro Cactus Forest that is. Walk slowly. Breathe deeply. Open all your senses. Forest Bathing or the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku is the healing way of simply ‘being’ in the forest (or in nature). Research has shown many benefits of spending time in nature including: lowered stress levels, reduced blood pressure and increased energy. Engage in ‘Mindfulness Drawing’ and experience a sense of being one with the natural world by connecting with the energy of the place. Experience the mental state of flow. No art experience needed. Ages: 18 and up.  Registration Fee: $65. 
Fri 11/18      9:00 a.m.-Noon 
Tue 11/29      9:00 a.m.-Noon

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