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The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve provides educational opportunities for families and adults of all ages.
Throughout the year we offer organized Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts badge days. Badges include the Boy Scout Archaeology Badge, as well as Arizona Cactus Pine Council’s Own Archaeology patch and Getting to Know the Desert patch.
The archaeological badge and patch days take place over the course of an entire day and feature informational lectures, hands-on research activities and crafts, a tour of the museum and petroglyphs, and participation in a mock archaeological dig. Badge days are ideal for Boy Scouts, as well as older Brownies and Juniors.
The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve is an official program partner of the Arizona Cactus Pine Council. For information on event details and to register please visit their programming calendar and registration website.
Have younger scouts? The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve is a great place for Daisies, Brownies and Cub Scouts to visit as individual troops. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Elizabeth Gerold.
Throughout the year, the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve offers lectures and workshops for adults and continued learners. These feature researchers and experts in the fields of southwest archaeology, rock art and desert ecology from Arizona State University and other research organizations.
Lectures are included with the cost of admission.
Saturday, March 28 | 10 a.m.
Aaron Wright, preservation archaeologist for Archaeology Southwest
Wright is an expert researcher on Southwestern prehistoric cultures and rock art. He will be discussing his most recent research on rock art in Southern Arizona and the history of the petroglyphs at Deer Valley.
Past Lectures and Workshops
The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve partners with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to offer a variety of classes for learners ages 50+ focusing on a range of topics. For current course offerings and information regarding OLLI membership, please visit the institute's website.