On Sunday, February 8, some lifelong friends, my wife, and I took a trip to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The museum is located in Tucson, Arizona, so it is only a few hours drive from Scottsdale.
The plaque reads: "This may be the oldest thing you will ever touch. It was formed before the earth, and parts of it may be older than the sun. The little round grains on the meteorite are bits of primordial matter that were once molten droplets formed from our solar system's original dust and gas cloud."
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a zoo, natural history museum, and botanical garden in one location. You embark on a self-guided walking tour to see exhibits such as snakes, rocks, and cacti. You can get a true sense of Arizona. There are actually more than 300 different animals and over 1200 kinds of plants.
Sharing our enthusiasm for the diversity of the earth is alive in the lab.