May ClassesAll classes require preregistration unless otherwise noted. Payment must be received in advance in order to reserve a place in a class, workshop or field trip. No refunds can be guaranteed if cancellation is made within seven days of the class. Special cancellation fees may apply to trips. Register online by following the registration link associated with each class. To register by phone with a credit card or for more information, call 520-326-9686, Ext. 18. Classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. YOGA IN THE GARDENS 8am to 9am Thu., May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (five-class series) Start your day off on the right foot with weekly sessions of invigorating and centering yoga practice in our beautiful garden setting. Led by Laura Greenlaw, a certified yoga instructor with nine years of teaching experience, each one-hour class will include centering hatha yoga poses taught using good alignment and breath work. Students will learn to create both flexibility and strength in their bodies. $50, $40 members
TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS COMPOSTING CLINIC Sat., May 3 ● 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tucson Organic Gardeners docents will be available to answer questions about compost in the Gardens’ composting demonstration area. Free with Gardens admission.
BEGINING NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PHONE & POINT-AND-SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHERS Sat., May 10 ● 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Do you love taking photos with your phone or point-and-shoot camera? Do you want to transform your everyday snapshots into creative and beautiful memories? Join Bret Muter, Program Manager for Parks in Focus, a nature photography program, to learn some simple ways to increase the quality of your photographs. This class covers the basic functions of cameras, photo compositional techniques and hands-on practice in the Gardens. Bring your charged digital camera or phone (with a camera feature). Great for adults and families (youth 10 years or older). $12, $7 members
RECYCLED METAL FLOWERS
Sun., May 11 [Mother’s Day] ● 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. After a visit to the DeGrazia Gallery, instructors Rich and Ann Bates were inspired to re-create the colorful metal flowers that graced its gates and fences. Spend the afternoon with them learning how to create these easy-to-make flowers from recycled soda and tin cans. A variety of empty cans, glue guns, scissors and spray paint will be provided. Please bring your own found objects—seed pods, beads, pictures, strings, coins—to personalize your flowers. Let your imagination soar. $15, $10 members RAPTORS PART 3: OWLS Thurs., May 15 ● 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Owls have captivated the imagination of mankind for centuries, symbolizing everything from evil and death to wisdom and protection. In this class we dive into the classification, biology and conservation of these nocturnal birds, including identification by sight and sound since many owls are heard but not seen. Join Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours for a closer look at these remarkable critters. $17, $12 members TROPICAL PLANTS INSIDE AND OUT Sat., May 31 ● 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bring the tropics home to your desert oasis! Many desert dwellers still want to be able to successfully have a tropical feel around their patio and inside their home. It is very possible to do this if you approach it with the correct plant selection, placement and care. Learn from potted garden expert Marylee Pangman to discover how to have that tropical feel all year round. $12, $7 members Email this page to a friend