“Sonoran Desert Tales”

Pink Icon Man - Lecture Event Date(s): 03/15/2018     Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Conrad Storad tells stories about the animals of the Sonoran Desert

Yes, it true that javelinas might look like pigs and sound like pigs. And they most certainly smell like something out of a pig trough. But javelinas are NOT pigs at all.

Conrad Storad, Sonoran Desert TalesFind out why via a delightful animated reading by Arizona’s national-award-winning children’s author Conrad J. Storad. Once you’ve heard Don’t Call Me Pig!, you’ll never look at javelinas the same way again. Conrad sets the scene. He describes how he decided on the Sonoran Desert as the setting for his new book. He then describes the background for each character with a bit of natural history about each of the Arizona creatures on which they are based.

Conrad J. Storad is the award-winning author or editor of more than 50 science and nature books for children and young adults. Storad also writes a monthly science/nature column called “Conrad’s Classroom” in Story Monsters Ink, a national-award winning magazine launched in 2014. Storad’s newest picture books include Gator, Gator, Second Grader and The Bat Book. In March 2017, Storad achieved a career goal during an author visit to Mariposa Elementary in Tempe, Arizona. He has now read stories to or conducted writing workshops for more than 1 million students and teachers. He has visited more than 1,500 schools, libraries, and bookstores in 17 states.

Some of Conrad’s books are available for sale in the Museum Gift Store.

The lecture begins at 2:00. Bring your lawn chairs, as seating for this event fills up fast. While you are waiting for the lecture to begin, you can buy a delicious hot dog or tamale from Pat the Hot Dog Lady. Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs.

  • Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.
  • Please, no smoking on the property.
  • Please put your cell phone on vibrate during the lecture or turn it off.

Buy a raffle ticket! As a Self-supporting organization that receives no federal, state, or local funding, we rely on revenues generated by our gift shops, events, and fundraisers. As one of our fundraisers, at each week’s lecture we raffle off an item from our gift shop, usually something that is related to the lecture topic for the day. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Winning tickets are drawn from tickets sold that day. Winner must be present to win.

Don’t forget to buy some tickets for this season’s special fundraising raffle of a 1/4oz gold nugget. Tickets are on sale for $1.00 each, or six for $5.00. The drawing will be held on March 29th, at the conclusion of Dan Ware’s lecture. You need not be present to win.

Gold Nugget for the 2017-2018 season raffle next to a dime

Gold Nugget for the 2017-2018 season raffle next to a dime

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