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January 2021

Sky Island Coffee Break: Introduction to Aravaipa Canyon & Invasive Vinca

January 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register Here Join us Thursday, January 28 at 9:30 a.m. MST to learn about The Nature Conservancy’s Aravaipa Canyon Preserve and the work Sky Island Alliance is doing there on invasive periwinkle (Vinca major). First, TNC Preserve Steward Aaron Mrotek will give us an overview of the canyon, TNC’s role there, and the Vinca infestation on the preserve. Then, Sky Island Alliance Spring Specialist Sami Hammer will describe SIA’s role in removing the Vinca and give you a preview of what a…

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February 2021

Exploring High Elevation Springs at Saguaro National Park 

February 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register Here The Rincon Mountains are amazing—so close to Tucson and yet part of a roadless wilderness that still holds many mysteries. Join Saguaro National Park (SNP) on Thursday, February 11 at 9:30 a.m. MST to dig into these mysteries and learn just a little bit more about SNP’s work in the region. Register to attend the Zoom meeting or join live on Facebook.  Hosted by Don Swann and Dan Beckman from Saguaro National Park, this discussion will focus on SNP’s efforts to learn more about high elevation…

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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: Feb 19 – 21

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - February 21 @ 6:00 pm
Aravaipa Canyon – East Aravaipa, AZ 85543 United States + Google Map

Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us February 19th – 21st  in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve!  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on addressing the threat of invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) throughout the canyon. During this trip we will continue our work to eradicate periwinkle from the riparian understory of…

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Painting Sky Island Landscapes with Mexican Artist Jorge Obregón

February 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register Here Join us Thursday, February 25 at 9:30 a.m. MST for an interview with Mexican artist Jorge Obregón about his landscapes of sky island mountain ranges in central Mexico and other regions of the world! During this discussion, you’ll see several of Jorge’s paintings up close and hear how Mexico’s mountain ranges inspired him to pursue a lifetime of art. Born in Mexico City, Jorge Obregón grew up with a love of the outdoors and studied visual arts at…

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March 2021

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: March 5 – 7

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - March 7 @ 6:00 pm
Aravaipa Canyon – East Aravaipa, AZ 85543 United States + Google Map

Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us March 5th – 7th  in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve!  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on addressing the threat of invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) throughout the canyon. During this trip we will continue our work to eradicate periwinkle from the riparian understory of…

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Sky Island Happy Hour: Getting Started with FotoFauna

March 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Register Here Join us at 4:30 p.m. on March 11 for a Sky Island Happy Hour packed with backyard wildlife!  SIA Program Director Emily Burns will walk you through how to join our wildlife monitoring network, Sky Island FotoFauna. During the hour, you’ll learn why FotoFauna is so important for monitoring the regional movements of wildlife species for conservation and how you can help grow our binational FotoFauna network of many volunteers and partners. Then, we’ll walk you through how to select a camera that’s best for you, how to find a good location in your backyard, and how to submit your findings at…

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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: March 19 – 21

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - March 21 @ 6:00 pm
Aravaipa Canyon – East Aravaipa, AZ 85543 United States + Google Map

Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us March 19th – 21st  in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve!  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on addressing the threat of invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) throughout the canyon. During this trip we will continue our work to eradicate periwinkle from the riparian understory of…

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Best Sky Island FotoFauna Photographs of Winter 2021

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Register Here Join this fun, interactive coffee break to view the season’s best Sky Island FotoFauna photographs and vote live for your favorites! Photograph categories will include Bath Time, Winter Wonderland, Best Dressed, and several more. All photos submitted to FotoFauna between December 12, 2020 and Wednesday, March 10, 2021 are eligible for the contest. A panel of FotoFauna partners will narrow this season’s selections to finalists for us to enjoy and you will pick the winners. This photo contest…

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April 2021

Learn to Measure the Darkness of Sky Island Skies

April 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Register Here Join Globe at Night leader Connie Walker to learn how to measure night sky darkness around you by counting the number of stars visible to the unaided eye in easily recognizable constellations!  By contributing these simple Globe at Night community science data, you can help identify where the best dark corridors are for migrating wildlife. Then, once trained in the Globe at Night method, Sky Island Alliance invites you to help document the night sky quality along the U.S.-Mexico border between April 3-13th so that we can work to protect the border from new wall lighting. This event will be…

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Introduction to Tracking Large Cat Species in the Sky Island Region

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register Here Feline habitat has become increasingly fragmented. To advocate for a better future where iconic wild cats thrive across unbroken habitat in Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona, Sky Island Alliance is launching the 1,000 Cats project, a community-driven network that will allow us to collect wild cat data and take meaningful actions to protect the habitats of jaguar, ocelot, mountain lion, and bobcat. Are you interested in learning how to help us document where these four cat species are…

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