Cascabel Hermitage Association Workshop Series
Spring Schedule, 2005
"Connecting people with the land"
San Pedro River Nature Walk (easy)--April 15
San Pedro River Nature Walk (longer version)--April 24
Pottery in the Primitive--April 23 & 30
Details regarding these workshops are below. To register, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 212-4628.
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Two San Pedro River Nature Walks
Join us for an up-close look at the ecology of the San Pedro River, referred to by The Nature
Conservancy as one of the "10 Last Great Places" in the U.S. This fascinating area hosts the greatest diversity of mammal life found anywhere in the United States. We will walk along a portion of the Southwest's major migratory flyway during the height of the spring bird migration.
Two walks will be led. The first, on April 15, will be an easy stroll.
The second, on April 24, will be somewhat longer and more rigorous, involving walking in some water and mud in the river channel.
Led by: Ralph Waldt, Preserve Steward for The Nature Conservancy's 3-Links Preserve. Ralph is an avid naturalist, author and photographer whose articles and photographs have appeared in many well-known magazines, books and other publications. He has worked with The Nature Conservancy in Montana and Arizona since 1988.
When: The shorter, easier walk will be on Friday, April 15, from 10:00AM-12:00 noon.
The longer walk will be on Sunday, April 24, from 9:00AM-2:00PM.
Where: Both walks will be on The Nature Conservancy's 3-Links Preserve, located about 20 miles north of Benson, AZ. (Directions will be provided on registration).
What to bring: Sack lunch, comfortable boots or sneakers (that can be gotten wet), hat, sunscreen, water bottles, day pack, binoculars.
Limit: Each walk will be limited to 15 people.
Registration: Notify us by email and be sure to specify which walk you will be joining. The registration deadline is April 8.
Fee: $15, payable by registration deadline.
Pottery in the Primitive
Learn the ancient art of pottery-making using the traditional methods practiced by Native Americans. This 2-day workshop on consecutive Saturdays will cover the complete process of gathering, working, forming, firing and decorating the clay. Each participant will complete a pot to take home. Tools for working clay will be provided.
Led by: Barbara Clark and David Blocker, locally-renowned pottery artists for over 30 years. Barbara owns the Cascabel Clayworks, where the workshop will be held.
When: Saturday, April 23 and Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Where: Cascabel Clayworks, along the San Pedro River, about 25 miles north of Benson AZ (Directions will be provided on registration.)
What to bring: Any clay-working tools you already own, a sack lunch, hat, sunscreen. Wear old clothing.
Limit: Workshop limited to 15 participants.
Registration: Notify us by email. The registration deadline is April 15.
Fee: $55.00 (covers both sessions), payable by registration deadline. Scholarships available.