Archaeology Southwest practices a holistic, conservation-based approach to exploring the past and advocates for the protection and preservation of threatened and vulnerable archaeological sites and resources. As part of our efforts to inform our visitors about southwestern archaeology, we sell copies of the organization’s magazine in our museum store, offer lectures presented by their team of archaeologists and research associates and consult on local research as it pertains to the preserve and surrounding areas.
Girl Scouts of America - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve is an official program partner of the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council of the Girl Scouts of America. We work with the council to provide badge and patch workshops focusing on Archaeology, Preservation, and Desert Wildlife and Ecology, and provide learning experiences through activities and concepts that girls wouldn’t find on their own.
Our relationship with Canyon Records began in 2017. Since that time, Canyon has worked with us to promote contemporary Native American cultural and heritage at the preserve. Our unique setting provides us with opportunities to explore the past and make connections to the present using various cultural expressions, such as music, dance, poetry and song.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
We develop themed lecture classes with OLLI at ASU offered at the preserve specializing in cross-disciplinary topics including life sciences, archeology, anthropology and global health. Our courses are led by faculty and graduate students at ASU and are run in the fall semester of every year. Membership in OLLI is offered to 50+ citizens which includes a number of benefits.
Pueblo Grande Museum
The Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park offers a unique cultural experience including an interpretive trail which features the remains of the Hohokam people’s ballcourt and platform mound as well as exhibits, educational programming and cultural events. Our staffs share in cross-site promotion and participation in events, exhibits and community outreach.
Act One assists the community by supporting Title 1 schools with funds for educational culture and arts field trips and through the free museum admission Culture Pass program. In support of our social embeddedness goal, we participate in both programs, accepting the Culture Pass at the preserve, as well as dedicating specific days each month for Title 1 school trips.