Meet and Greet the Animals of the Sonoran Desert

In recognition of the Maricopa County Community College District’s 50th Anniversary, Mesa Community College will host a Meet and Greet the Animals of The Sonoran Desert event on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 7-8 pm at the Red Mountain Campus, Saguaro Building (7110 East McKellips Road, Mesa, AZ 85207).

Community families are invited to learn about some of the amazing animals of the Sonoran desert and their incredible adaptations to desert living.

Dennis Wilson, MCC Biology faculty, will explain the role each animal plays in our everyday life and how we can mutually share the beautiful desert environment. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet the animals up close and personal.

The event is part of the Family Discovery Series organized by MCC students enrolled in the honors only GPH111 Physical Geography environmental science course.  MCC Biology students will be on hand to answer questions.

For further information contact Dr. Niccole Villa Cerveny at or (480) 654-7728.

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District.

Please direct media inquiries to Angela Askey at or Sally Mesarosh at  or the Office of Institutional Advancement at 480-461-7445.  IA website:


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Publication Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2013