Surviving in the Desert

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Exhibit in Museum Main Gallery

The Sonoran Desert is a fragile ecosystem formed by the interaction of a complex set of organisms with their environment.

Situated in the Salt River Valley, Tempe is located near the northern edge of the Sonoran desert.

Climate, geography and the availability of water shape life here.

Water, vital to life, is a common element in the stories you are about to encounter as you journey through the desert.

Tempe History Museum Photo
Bill Timmerman photo