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January 01 - May 31, 2024

SVM - Living in the Desert

S'edav Va'aki Museum • 4619 E. Washington St. PhoenixAZ  85034 Organized by City of Phoenix
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Friday, May 31, 2024.

S'edav Va'aki Museum: This recorded program, about 20 mins in length, highlights the ingenuity of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People, known to archaeologists as the Hohokam. It demonstrates how they managed water in a desert environment around A.D. 450 to 1450. Discover how and why they constructed the largest canal system in the North America without metal tools. Learn about the plants cultivated and collected by this hard-working group of desert farmers. This program is designed to meet Arizona State Education standards for 2nd through 4th grade skill levels in Social Studies, Visual Arts, and Science.

Note: Supplemental hands-on Craft Kits are available for purchase during virtual program registration. Additional fees apply.
Pony Bead Indian Corn: Make your own ear of corn with beads and learn about one of the many crops grown by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People.
Pinch Pots - Prehistoric Pottery: Try your hand at constructing your own pinch pot and learn about Southwestern prehistoric pottery techniques.
Plaster Petroglyphs: Have fun creating your own plaster petroglyph using design inspiration from the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People.
Each Craft Kit order includes the materials for the craft and a PowerPoint with step-by-step instructions. Call 602-495-0901 to make an appointment for curbside pickup of the craft materials at S'edav Va'aki Museum, 4619 E. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85034.
All virtual programming and craft activities must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks prior to the proposed date of the program allowing museum staff time to prepare the supplies and virtual links requested. The virtual program link will be e-mailed to the designated "contact" one day prior to the proposed program. If the program falls on a Monday the link will be sent out the Friday before. This link will remain valid for two months from the date it is e-mailed.


Kindergarten - 12th


ON-LINE virtual program


January 01 - May 31, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Monday, Friday

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S'edav Va'aki Museum

4619 E. Washington St. PhoenixAZ  85034

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