Class Information for Summer Free: HOW DESERT CRITTERS COPE IN THE SUMMER HEAT AND EXPLORING MARICOPA COUNTY PARKS, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Wednesday, September 5, RH Johnson Lecture Hall (SF204)
Hear about the various and creative ways the creatures of the desert have adapted to survive and thrive in the summer heat. Learn about how to take advantage and appreciate the diverse landscapes, resources, facilities and programs offered by the Maricopa County Parks.
Instructor Eric Hough is the Interpretive Ranger at the Hassayampa River Preserve for Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Department, where he develops programs and events, interpretive resources, and interacts with visitors to educate them about the natural and historical resources of the Preserve. His background is largely in avian ecology and he has conducted biological surveys for birds, plants, and desert tortoises in the Southwest and the Midwest regions. He holds an MS in Biology and BS in Forestry from NAU. A lifelong birder and Arizona native, he currently serves on the Arizona Bird Records Committee, has served on the board of Arizona Field Ornithologists (AZFO), has conducted volunteer Breeding Bird Surveys for several years in Arizona, and has helped on Christmas Bird Counts in Arizona, Texas, and Sonora, Mexico. He feels that he has found his dream job, loving that it melds together environmental education and natural resource management, all in a lush desert oasis and birding hotspot!
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