When the door closes and the lights go out, everything seems to come alive in the museum! On August 17th, 2019 the SCIF International Wildlife Museum hosted its annual Flashlight Night. The event was from 6pm to 8pm. Visitors were able to experience the museum in the dark, touring by flashlight, shining light on the exhibits in a unique and fun way! Visitors had the opportunity to meet and touch a live snake, bearded dragon, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Crafts and glow in the dark games, such as corn hole and bowling were also located throughout the museum. In total 167 visitors attended the two hour event.
On August 31st, SCIF’s International Wildlife Museum hosted its first Prickly Pear Workshop. The workshop was a huge success and tickets sold out! During the workshop participants learned how to pick their own prickly pear fruit, and make their own prickly pear juice, that they were able to take home.
Prickly pear fruit and cactus are believed to have many health benefits. Prickly pear can decrease blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It can make a great addition to your weight loss plan because it is high in fiber and can help keep you feeling full. They are rich with antioxidant compounds, can boost the immune system and aid in digestion.
PRICKLY PEAR PUNCH 1
- 1 – 12-ounce bottle prickly pear nectar or juice
- 1 – 6-ounce can frozen apple juice concentrate
- 1 – 33-ounce bottle carbonated water
In pitcher mix nectar and frozen juice. Chill. Place in punch bowl. Before serving add ice cold carbonated water. Mint and fruit ice ring optional.
The Museum, located in Tucson, Arizona is excited to bring sustainable-use conservation messages to over 50,000 visitors each year with nearly half of them school-aged children. Visitors and campers gain an awareness and understanding about how SCIF contributes to wildlife conservation around the world and how these conservation achievements would not be possible without the contribution of hunters.
To learn more about the International Wildlife Museum go to www.thewildlifemuseum.org.