This is an announcement for the public symposium "How might climate change affect Saguaro National Park?", which will be held on Saturday, October 2, from 9-4:30 at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The symposium will feature more than a dozen speakers, including long-time saguaro researchers such as Ray Turner and Tom Orum, as well as presentations on birds, buffelgrass, reptiles, plants, archeology, and other topics. Two keynote speakers, Jonathan Overpeck, Co-Director of the Institute of the Environment at UA and Travis Huxman, Director of Biosphere 2, will speak about global and regional climate change.

The event is sponsored by the park, the Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, University of Arizona, Friends of Saguaro, and the Desert Museum.

The Symposium is free of charge, but The Desert Museum is requesting that all attendees register in advance by calling the RMD Visitor Center at 733-5153. Space is limited.

For more information, please email Cori Dolan at