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'SOLS Takes a Hike' partners with Audubon Center

March 10, 2011

Every April, graduate students and scientists from the Arizona State University School of Life Sciences (SOLS) lead a series of guided tours in a nature area or preserve in the Phoenix metro area. This year, on Saturday, April 2, SOLS Takes a Hike will be hosted by the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center at 3131 South Central Avenue, Phoenix, Ariz. 85040

Hike organizers James Elser, an ecosystems biologist, Pierre Deviche, a birding expert, and Susanne Neuer, an oceanographer, will just be three of more than a dozen ecologists, geologists and field biologists who will talk and give tours. There will also be displays, microscopes and other family-friendly activities. 

Community partnership is at the heart of why ‘SOLS Takes a Hike’ was developed - to bring people together, to offer an exchange around what makes this region special and unique and how to foster the plant and animal life right in our backyards,” said Margaret Coulombe, a spokeswoman for ASU’s School of Life Sciences.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring water and wear good walking shoes. Access to the Audubon Center is included.

For more information about the hike, contact Margaret Coulombe, or (480) 727-8934.

In addition to hosting SOLS Takes A Hike on April 2, the center will offer their annual Migration Celebration nature festival on April 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on these events and a map to the Audubon Center:

School of Life Sciences is a division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. To learn more: