Pollinator Habitat Design Workshop

Strategic Habitat Enhancements and The Nature Conservancy
September 20th, 2019 to September 22nd, 2019
Willcox, AZ
Strategic Habitat Enhancements and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are hosting this 3-day workshop at the Aravaipa Canyon Preserve near Willcox, Arizona. This workshop is intended for anyone who is working on a pollinator conservation / habitat / garden project, or thinking about starting one! The approaches presented will be useful for projects in both urban and wildland settings. 
Topics that will be covered include:
  • Introduction to Pollination Ecology and Habitat Considerations
  • Native Plant Materials 
  • How to Design Customized Pollinator Planting Palettes
  • Citizen Science Initiatives
  • Installation of a Pollinator Patch at the Preserve
  • And MORE!
We will be staying at the beautiful TNC guesthouse, located right on scenic Aravaipa Creek. The workshop will include classroom and field exercises, as well as some time to explore the canyon and cool off in the creek. Accommodations at the guesthouse include dorm/bunk style beds, as well as ample room for camping. Please note that private rooms are not available. Bathrooms and a kitchen are also available. The guesthouse is rustic and you need to be prepared to unplug - no internet or phone service is available. (For emergencies, there is a landline phone at the TNC headquarters, about 1 mile away). 

Registration includes:

  • dinner on Friday and Saturday nights
  • a bed in the guesthouse or a camp spot
  • native pollinator plants to take home, courtesy of our partner nurseries!
  • a flash drive full of resources as well as a packet of handouts
Please note that registration fees are non-refundable, except in the event that the event is cancelled due to inclement weather. Event tickets are, however transferrrable to another person if necessary.
Partipants are responsible for:
  • A sense of adventure!
  • Transportation to the TNC Aravaipa Canyon Preserve Guesthouse. High-clearance vehicles are recommended, and we will help to arrange carpooling options as well. The Preserve is 3 - 3.5 hours from Tucson or Phoenix, so allow ample time for travel. Detailed directions will be sent to all registrants.
  • Lunch on Friday, as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Snacks.
  • If camping, all normal camping gear (keep in mind there are bathrooms and a kitchen)
  • If bunking, you may want your own sleeping bag.
  • Toiletries.
  • Sunscreen, long sleeves, sun hat.
  • Bathing suit, water shoes, creek chair.
  • Are you a birder? Bring your binoculars, the birding is fantastic!
I know you have questions! Please feel free to contact me at: carianne@strategichabitats.com

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