Introduction to Hiking in the Sonoran Desert

Sunday December 3 and January 7 | 1 – 4 p.m.
$30 | Register

Learn about the endless enjoyment of hiking in our beautiful Sonoran Desert! Included in this course:  Leave No Trace and Land Ethic principles.  Basic understanding of the Sonoran Desert Ecosystem.  Fundamentals of fitness and physiology.  Introduction to various safety and survival skills.

All class attendees are encouraged to participate in the National Trail Trek (and provided a guaranteed spot) on January 27, 2018.  Course fee $30 | Optional National Trail Trek fee: $55

'Welcome to the Desert' Walks

Friday, November 24 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. every hour on the hour

#OptOutside and enjoy a brief guided walking tours along our paved Judith Tunnel Trail


Explore the Night Sky

Monthly | 6:30 – 8 p.m.
$8 | Register

Learn about the universe through an interactive educational session. For astronomy lovers, ages 10 to 100!  Telescope viewing follows the one hour learning presentation, weather permitting.

South Mountain Learning Series

How Moving to the City Affects the Pace of Life: A Study on Birds

November 10 | 6:30 – 8 p.m.
$8 | Register

Dr. Tuul Sepp presents on the ASU House Finch Study at South Mountain Park.

Plant Partners: We all Need a Friend

December 1 | 6:30 – 8 p.m.
$8 | Register

Dr. Juliet Stromberg, ASU School of Life Sciences

South Mountain 101

Visit South Mountain Environmental Education Center on weekends from October through April to learn from rotating specialists from the South Mountain community offer an array of learning opportunities with something new each week, such as glimpses into geology, botany, local history, urban ecology, herpetology, wildlife science, sociology, archaeology, engineering, astrophysics, environmental science, and more!

South Mountain Nuggets

Request specially scheduled learning sessions for your group’s visit to South Mountain, offered in increments of 20, 40, 60, 80 or 120-minutes – flexible for any kind of group get-together.

Topics extend across environmental and sustainability education topics and include options for indoor and outdoor activities and investigations. For more information or to schedule.

Pricing starts at $25, depending on group size, age, timeframe and location.