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 Plants of the Bible Land Guided WalkSports/Outdoor :: Nature Walk
Plants of the Bible Land Guided Walk
8:00 AM
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
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$12.50 for Adults, $5 for Ages 5-12

The Sinai Desert lies roughly at the same latitude as our own Sonoran Desert; many of the same plants common in the Middle East thrive in our Arizona climate, and can be seen here at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Arboretum volunteer tour guide Dave Oberpriller leads this tour to learn about palms, pomegranates, figs, olives, and other Plants of the Bible Land. Dave is a Mesa resident and Bible scholar, and alternates a trio of themed tours. September features 'Unusual Food' theme. History, scripture and biblical botany are narrated during this relaxed, slow-paced walk through gardens that are all easily accessible for visitors who use wheelchairs or walkers. Wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat, bring sunscreen and water bottle. Connect with David and Check out a few Plants of the Bible Lands on Facebook.
The tour, conducted at a leisurely pace, lasts about 90 minutes and proceeds along wheelchair-accessible paths.
Using references in ancient texts, guides will describe how people of the Bible Land used plants as food, medicine, and shelter in ways similar to how native peoples of Southern Arizona continue to do so in modern times.

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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Address: 37615 U.S. Highway 60 Superior, AZ 85178
Phone: 520-689-2811

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