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Enjoy a full range of educational classes and programs for learners of all ages! Desert Botanical Garden offers a wide range of classes, with registrations taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to ensure your space in the program. Advance registration is required for all classes. Confirmation of your enrollment will be sent to you via email after you have completed registration. View Adult Education Cancellation and Refund Policies.

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Now - September 18, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Heirloom Vegetable Gardening

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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In this class we will discuss the variables that affect vegetable gardening in the low desert, and how to collect vegetable seeds from your own garden for future planting.
September 20, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Tapas and the Art of Nibbling

General $62.00
Member $50.00
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Join us at the Garden as we nibble our way through several tasty offerings that will inspire you to lay out a smorgasbord and invite your friends.
September 20, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Drip Irrigation Design and Installation

General $44.00
Member $35.00
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Learn how to design a drip irrigation system that will be efficient and able to handle your plants’ needs as they grow and mature.
September 21, 2014

Photography and Art

Introduction to Photoshop® Elements - Sept.

General $69.00
Member $55.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
September 21, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Vegetable Container Gardening

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
September 21, 2014

Photography and Art

Crafting Creative Cards

Class has been CANCELLED.
September 22, 2014 - November 10, 2014

Photography and Art

Watercolor Package Deal

General $160.00
Member $128.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
September 23, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Cacti for the Landscape

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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Join Scott McMahon, cactaceae collections manager at the Garden, as he explores spectacular, yet underused, cacti that can tolerate our extreme climate.
September 24, 2014

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Fossils of Arizona

General $32.00
Member $25.00
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Learn about the diversity of life that existed in Arizona millions of years ago by looking at the fossil record in this interesting and unique presentation.
September 25, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Organic Vegetable Gardening: Learn the Basics

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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Why should we garden organically? To answer this question, we will examine the basics of organic gardening and discuss the benefits of working with nature rather than against it.
September 25, 2014 - September 26, 2014

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Astronomy Showcase

General $44.00
Member $35.00
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Spend an exciting evening at the Garden learning about the night sky and the human exploration of our solar system and beyond.
September 26, 2014 - September 27, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

Ecotour of Raven's Nest and Sycamore Canyon

Trip has been CANCELLED.
September 27, 2014

Children and Family Education

Family Class: Desert Book Club with Author Diane Phelps Budden

General $20.00
Member $16.00
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a bird as a friend? Join us to learn about ravens and hear how Diane decided to write about Shade, a raven that lives in Arizona. Each family will receive a signed copy of the book. This class is designed for families with children ages four to 13, although children 17 and under are welcome.
September 27, 2014

Photography and Art

iPhone and iPad Photography - Sept.

General $56.00
Member $45.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
September 30, 2014

Photography and Art

Photographing Oak Creek Canyon

General $44.00
Member $35.00
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Join us for a classroom discussion that will take you on a photographic journey of the lower end of the West Fork Trail of Oak Creek Canyon, north of Sedona.
October 1, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Selection and Care of Fruit Trees

General $44.00
Member $35.00
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In this class, you will learn how to avoid common mistakes when planting fruit trees in the low desert, when to plant, and how to manage your trees through irrigation and fertilization.
October 1, 2014 - October 22, 2014

Photography and Art

Art of Sonoran Desert Beetles

General $124.00
Member $99.00
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Learn why beetles are such a big success story, while creating a work of art.
October 1, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sundown Yoga - October 1

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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You will be quietly guided as you lengthen your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the warmth of the last sun-lit hours of the afternoon. All levels welcome.
October 2, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Organic Vegetable Gardening: Importance of Soils

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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In this class, you will learn about organic soil amendments, their role in developing and maintaining healthy soils, and how they affect pH levels.
October 2, 2014 - October 9, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Caring for your Desert Garden (Core)

General $75.00
Member $60.00
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In this introductory class, participants will gain the basic skills and information needed to assist them in making choices on how to properly care for a garden while minimizing its impact on the environment.
October 4, 2014

Photography and Art

Pine Needle Coiling on Gourds

General $144.00
Member $115.00
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Learn techniques to add pine needle weaving to the rim of a gourd and create your own artistic basket.
October 4, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Cooking 101: Fish

General $62.00
Member $50.00
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Join us and learn how to select fresh fish and serve yummy fish-based dishes from around the world.
October 4, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Irrigation System Maintenance

General $44.00
Member $35.00
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Avoid costly professional repairs and irrigation nightmares. If you already have an irrigation system and want to learn how it works or make simple repairs, this program is designed for you.
October 5, 2014

Photography and Art

Cyanotype Silk Scarves

General $95.00
Member $76.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
October 5, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

The Spice is Right

General $62.00
Member $50.00
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If you have grown tired of the same old spices, want to learn more about flavor pairings, or want to expand your recipe repertoire, this is the class for you.
October 6, 2014 - October 8, 2014

Photography and Art

Monarch Photography and Editing

General $75.00
Member $60.00
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Photographing butterflies is filled with both opportunities and challenges. Students in this class will have exclusive access to the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion with its collection of beautiful monarchs.
October 7, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Cultivating Desert Roses: Adeniums

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
October 7, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sunrise Tai Chi - October 7

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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What better way to start your day than doing tai chi at the Garden! A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan, one of the most beneficial of the Oriental healing arts. The movements improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health.
October 7, 2014 - October 8, 2014

Photography and Art

Tree of Life Mosaic

General $211.00
Member $169.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
October 8, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Home Landscape Design Basics II (Core)

General $63.00
Member $50.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
October 8, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sundown Yoga - October 8

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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You will be quietly guided as you lengthen your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the warmth of the last sun-lit hours of the afternoon. All levels welcome.
October 9, 2014

Photography and Art

Capturing Fall Colors: An Introduction

General $56.00
Member $45.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
October 9, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Organic Vegetable Gardening: Seeds, Germination and Planting

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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This class will cover the use of different types of organic seeds and the difference between heirloom and hybrid seeds.
October 10, 2014 - October 17, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

General $75.00
Member $60.00
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If you are new to vegetable gardening in the Phoenix area and unsure where to begin, let us help. You will be able to harvest all year long by following 10 basic steps.
October 12, 2014

Photography and Art

Capturing Fall in the Field

General $102.00
Member $82.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
October 14, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sunrise Tai Chi - October 14

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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What better way to start your day than doing tai chi at the Garden! A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan, one of the most beneficial of the Oriental healing arts. The movements improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health.
October 14, 2014

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Meteorites

General $32.00
Member $25.00
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Join Laurence Garvie from Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies as he discusses these differences and why meteorites are vital to our understanding of the formation and age of the solar system.
October 15, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Annual Herbs

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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If you are looking for easy, fast-growing herbs to grow in your garden, join Kristen Battafarano as she discusses the many annual herbs you can grow in the low desert.
October 15, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sundown Yoga - October 15

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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You will be quietly guided as you lengthen your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the warmth of the last sun-lit hours of the afternoon. All levels welcome.
October 15, 2014

Photography and Art

Mastering the Tools of Photography: Composition

General $75.00
Member $60.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
October 16, 2014

Photography and Art

Painting with Light

General $50.00
Member $40.00
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Create unique photographic images through light painting. Join Ashley Lowery as she instructs participants on how to use light sources to paint images and words with long exposures and flashlights.
October 16, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

Tovrea Castle and Cactus Garden Tour - Oct.

General $56.00
Member $45.00
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This program SOLD OUT. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
October 17, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

Lower Salt River Sunrise Float Trip

General $138.00
Member $110.00
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Join us for this truly unique experience of floating down a free-flowing river in the Sonoran Desert.
October 18, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Berry Gardening

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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Blackberries, strawberries and even blueberries can be grown in our arid climate. We will discuss site selection, soil and irrigation requirements.
October 18, 2014

Children and Family Education

Family Class: Monarch Mania: Hands-on Butterfly Science

Session is FULL. Please e-mail teacherRSVP@dbg.org to be placed on a waitlist.
October 18, 2014

Photography and Art

Day of the Dead Portrait Print

General $82.00
Member $65.00
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Join Cindy Kovack as she teaches traditional skull-portrait painting techniques on canvas.
October 18, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Cooking with Frida Kahlo

General $62.00
Member $50.00
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Denise Clayton will share tasty recipes that borrow from Frida Kahlo’s era but are updated for modern palates.
October 18, 2014 - October 22, 2014

Photography and Art

Digital Desert Photography: Next Steps - Fall

General $94.00
Member $75.00
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Designed for photographers interested in learning the keys to photographic excellence. While all digital camera owners are welcome, this class is best suited for DSLR users.
October 19, 2014

Photography and Art

Saguaro Rib Walking Sticks

Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
October 19, 2014

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Monarch Butterfly Ecology and Conservation

General $32.00
Member $25.00
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Join this class to learn about monarch ecology, their migration behavior, and what you can do to help the monarchs.
October 19, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Vertical Vegetable Gardening

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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In this class, we will discuss the advantages of vertical gardening and which vegetables, besides vines, are most appropriate for this method.
October 20, 2014

Photography and Art

Photoshop® Elements: Next Steps

General $69.00
Member $55.00
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Continue building your editing skills by taking Photoshop® Elements: Next Steps to produce attractive photos, share your stories in sophisticated creations for both print and web, and manage your digital memories.
October 21, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sunrise Tai Chi - October 21

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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What better way to start your day than doing tai chi at the Garden! A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan, one of the most beneficial of the Oriental healing arts. The movements improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health.
October 21, 2014 - November 18, 2014

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Start Birding with Cynthia Donald

General $87.00
Member $70.00
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Designed for beginning bird watchers, this class includes five classroom sessions at the Garden and four Saturday field trips of varying lengths and locations.
October 22, 2014 - October 27, 2014

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Kites and Falcons

General $75.00
Member $60.00
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This program will explore the ecological diversity and adaptations of Arizona hawks, eagles, kites and falcons.
October 22, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sundown Yoga - October 22

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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You will be quietly guided as you lengthen your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the warmth of the last sun-lit hours of the afternoon. All levels welcome.
October 23, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

What's Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Whats Wrong with My Vegetable Garden 10/23/14
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Join Carol Stuttard as she teaches you how to keep your vegetables healthy, vigorous and less vulnerable to insect pests, diseases and mysterious ailments.
October 23, 2014 - November 20, 2014

Explorations in Natural Sciences

More Birding with Cynthia Donald

General $87.00
Member $70.00
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This class is a follow-up to Start Birding. Students should have binoculars and a field guide and be familiar with the use of both. There will be five classroom sessions at the Garden and four Sunday field trips of varying lengths and locations.
October 26, 2014

Photography and Art

Pumpkin Perfection

General $106.00
Member $85.00
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Learn how to create a festive arrangement using a real pumpkin as a container and an assortment of stunning succulents.
October 28, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sunrise Tai Chi - October 28

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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What better way to start your day than doing tai chi at the Garden! A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan, one of the most beneficial of the Oriental healing arts. The movements improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health.
October 28, 2014

Photography and Art

Artistic Textures and Finishing Techniques

General $69.00
Member $55.00
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Photoshop® Elements offers a multitude of ways to add your own artistic touches to present photographs in creative, stylish and professional ways.
October 28, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

Aravaipa Canyon Field Trip

Escape the city at the renowned and mysterious Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness. Come with us into the heart of this unique region as we hike along the Aravaipa Creek.
October 29, 2014

Photography and Art

Sweet Skulls

General $62.00
Member $50.00
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Join Denise Clayton as she demonstrates a step-by-step process in creating sugar skulls, a traditional folk art from Mexico used to celebrate Day of the Dead.
October 29, 2014

Photography and Art

Mastering the Tools of Photography: The Secret of Lighting

General $75.00
Member $60.00
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
October 29, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sundown Yoga - October 29

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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You will be quietly guided as you lengthen your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the warmth of the last sun-lit hours of the afternoon. All levels welcome.
October 30, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Best Bulbs for Desert Gardens

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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This class will teach you which bulbs to plant, where to find them and how to care for them in your own garden.
October 31, 2014 - November 9, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

A Journey to the Galápagos Islands

The Garden is pleased to offer a unique collaborative photo expedition with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic™. On this journey, voyagers will embark on an adventure where they will see huge sea lions, hundreds of...
November 1, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

Vulture Gold Mine Tour

We will go on a two-hour guided walking tour of the Vulture Gold Mine and then enjoy a splendid lunch at Wickenburg's famous Rancho de los Caballeros resort.
November 4, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sunrise Tai Chi - November 4

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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What better way to start your day than doing tai chi at the Garden! A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan, one of the most beneficial of the Oriental healing arts. The movements improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health.
November 5, 2014

Photography and Art

Introduction to Photoshop® Elements - Nov.

General $69.00
Member $55.00
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In this introductory class, you will be introduced to the crucial features of this software utilizing the Garden's digital classroom.
November 5, 2014

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Gold Mining in Arizona

General $32.00
Member $25.00
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This presentation will review mines, their geology and production methods from the 1870s to the present.
November 5, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sundown Yoga - November 5

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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You will be quietly guided as you lengthen your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the warmth of the last sun-lit hours of the afternoon. All levels welcome.
November 6, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Water Harvesting: Design to Implementation

General $38.00
Member $30.00
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Join Ryan Wood from the Watershed Management Group to learn about water harvesting from design to implementation.
November 6, 2014

Photography and Art

Moonscape Photography - Nov.

General $56.00
Member $45.00
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For amateur photographers who want to develop their nighttime photography skills through hands-on guidance and personal instruction on the Garden trails. For digital or film SLR cameras with a tripod only.
November 7, 2014 - November 9, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

Agua Fria: Cultural Landscapes with Wendy Hodgson

Join us for a unique opportunity to explore the Agua Fria National Monument and the Verde Valley.
November 10, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Photography and Art

Star Streaks in the Desert

Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on wait list.
November 11, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sunrise Tai Chi - November 11

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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What better way to start your day than doing tai chi at the Garden! A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan, one of the most beneficial of the Oriental healing arts. The movements improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health.
November 12, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sundown Yoga - November 12

General $18.00
Member $14.00
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You will be quietly guided as you lengthen your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the warmth of the last sun-lit hours of the afternoon. All levels welcome.
November 12, 2014

Photography and Art

HDR Photography - Nov.

General $75.00
Member $60.00
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Learn how to master High Dynamic Range (HDR), a technology that captures the full range of highlights and shadows!
November 12, 2014

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Birding: Jays, Crows, Ravens and Nutcrackers

General $32.00
Member $25.00
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The Corvids—jays, crows, ravens, nutcrackers and magpies—are widely believed to be the most intelligent birds. Learn what makes their intellectual abilities so distinctive and how very much like us they are.
November 13, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

Tovrea Castle and Cactus Garden Tour - Nov.

This program SOLD OUT. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
November 14, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony

General $70.00
Member $56.00
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This program is SOLD OUT. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
November 15, 2014

Children and Family Education

Family Class: Nature Photography

General $20.00
Member $16.00
Product Nature Photography 11/15/14
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Snap away with photography expert Jason Wise, as we use the plants and animals of the Garden to think about how to compose an appealing image. Kids and adults will learn how to take beautiful nature photos with their point and shoot or (even better) digital SLR camera. This class is designed for families with children ages four to 13, although children 17 and under are welcome.
November 15, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Colorful Plants for Fall

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Colorful Plants for Fall 11/15/14
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$44.00
 
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Learn the most valuable plants for fall color in the Sonoran Desert from landscape architect Jack Gilcrest.
November 15, 2014

Photography and Art

Photography: The Art of People

General $50.00
Member $40.00
Product Photography The Art of People 11/15/14
Quantity
$50.00
 
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
November 15, 2014

Photography and Art

iPhone/iPad Photography - Nov.

General $56.00
Member $45.00
Product iPhone and iPad Photography 11/15/14
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$56.00
 
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Learn how to stabilize, hold and shoot using your iPhone or iPad and get recommendations for great apps.
November 15, 2014

Photography and Art

Tote-ly You

General $73.00
Member $59.00
Product Tote-ly You 11/15/14
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$73.00
 
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Using a few easy steps, create an original tote bag with hand-painted designs specifically tailored to your style.
November 15, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Healthy Edible Gifts

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Healthy Edible Gifts 11/15/14
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$62.00
 
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Learn how to make memorable, mouthwatering gifts from readily available, whole food ingredients.
November 15, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

Under the Desert Dome

This program has been CANCELLED. Please contact AdultEduc@dbg.org for more information.
November 15, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Pruning Trees and Shrubs - Fall

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Pruning Trees and Shrubs 11/15/14
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$44.00
 
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You will learn the art and science of good pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure, the five types of pruning and when to use them, and how to avoid the two worst pruning mistakes.
November 16, 2014

Landscape and Gardening

Selecting and Growing Herbs

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Selecting and Growing Herbs 11/16/14
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$38.00
 
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This class will cover all the basics, including plant choice, soil types, watering schedules, the planting calendar, amounts of sun and shade and other tips on cultivating your own healthy herb garden.
November 16, 2014

Photography and Art

Focus on Landscape

General $75.00
Member $60.00
Product Focus on Landscape 11/16/14
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$75.00
 
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Robert McBride will teach you how to shoot exciting landscape images efficiently, easily and quickly.
November 16, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Green Chile Corn Tamales - A Holiday Treat

General $75.00
Member $60.00
Product Green Chile Corn Tamales A Holiday Treat 11/16/14
Quantity
$75.00
 
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
November 18, 2014

Photography and Art

Herbs in a Hanging Basket

General $86.00
Member $69.00
Product Herbs in a Hanging Basket 11/18/14
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$86.00
 
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Rethink the hanging basket, and plant a creative and practical herb garden for your wall, balcony or patio.
November 18, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Sunrise Tai Chi - November 18

General $18.00
Member $14.00
Product Sunrise Tai Chi - November 18
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$18.00
 
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What better way to start your day than doing tai chi at the Garden! A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan, one of the most beneficial of the Oriental healing arts.
November 22, 2014

Foods and Well-Being

Pomegranates from Tree to Table

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Pomegranates from Tree to Table 11/22/14
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Learn about the culture and domestication of pomegranates, and how its evolution has intersected with human culture over the years. Then, sink your teeth into some delicious pomegranate dishes, including an amazing salad, sorbet, salsa, buffalo wing glaze and jelly.
November 22, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

Urban Farm Tour

General $86.00
Member $69.00
Product Urban Farm Tour 11/22/14
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$86.00
 
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Urban farming is becoming more popular as people strive for more productive and sustainable city landscapes. We will visit several local farms to see how this concept is being applied to the Sonoran Desert.
December 5, 2014

Education through Travel and Adventure

Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony - Dec.

General $70.00
Member $56.00
Product Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony 12/5/14
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$70.00
 
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Escape to the Far East for this unique opportunity to visit the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden for a specially arranged private garden tour and tea ceremony.
January 23, 2015 - January 25, 2015

Education through Travel and Adventure

Willcox Weekend: Cranes, Wine and Archeology

General $412.00
Member $329.00
Product Willcox Weekend: Cranes, Wine and Archeology 1/23/15
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$412.00
 
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This program is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.


About our Programs

Program sizes are limited to ensure quality, and we regret that receipt of your payment does not guarantee enrollment. Your enrollment will be confirmed by email.

Should your program be unavailable, you will be contacted and your payment will be refunded. See below for more information about cancellation and refund policies.

For additional inquiries, email AdultEduc@dbg.org or call 480 481.8146.

Member Discounts

Desert Botanical Garden members receive a 20 percent discount on education programs and pay the lower member fee listed. Become a member today to get member prices.

Sponsors

Natural science classes sponsored by: Foods and Well-being classes sponsored by:

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Cancellation and Refund Policies

Refunds are available for cancellations made at least five (5) business days prior to the event (less a $20 fee). No refunds are available less than five (5) business days and fees/registrations cannot be transferred to another date or program.


If you are unable to attend an on-site class, you may send an alternate adult participant with your confirmation.

Adult Education Age Requirements


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Monarch butterflies are in decline and need our help. Come learn about monarch conservation and how you can take action each Saturday during the Mariposa Monarca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit.  Each Saturday attendees will learn how to create their own Monarch Waystation, participate in a tagging demonstration in the Butterfly Pavilion and go on a butterfly walk with a naturalist.

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