October 10, 2012

Learn about desert birds at Rock Art Center

Posted: October 10, 2012
Learn about desert birds during the fall Desert Birds Tours to be offered by ASU’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center during November.

What was that bird that just flew by? Or sang its unique song?

Learn about desert birds during the fall Desert Birds Tours to be offered by ASU’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center during November.

The tours, led by docent Jo Brookshier, will take place from 9 to 10 a.m., Nov. 7, 14 and 28. Brookshier will lead guests along the center’s trail and point out the birds that make the DVRAC, a nature preserve, their home.

Reservations are required. Admission is $7 ($4 seniors, $3 children). For information or reservations, call 623-582-8007. DVRAC is located at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center, an archaeology museum, has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visitors hike a quarter-mile trail to view more than 1,500 petroglyphs made between 500 and 7,000 years ago. The museum aims to promote preservation, connection and respect for the site and is a destination to learn about archaeology.

The center is managed by one of the top archaeology programs in the country – the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. More information is available at dvrac.asu.edu.

Judith Smith, jps@asu.edu
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