? The handrail along the trail from the visitors parking lot to the Visitors Center – Gallery is just one of many improvements to welcome tourists and a steadily growing number of overnight guests and groups. Guest Services has been very busy with upgrading overnight facilities and the arrangement of special tours. For example, during the past week: ? The handrail along the trail from the visitors parking lot to the Visitors Center – Gallery is just one of many improvements to welcome tourists and a steadily growing number of overnight guests and groups. Guest Services has been very busy with upgrading overnight facilities and the arrangement of special tours. For example, during the past week:
A group from Hohokam Middle School was here on Monday and Tuesday for an overnight stay in the dorms. Their educational visit included a tour, a silt workshop, delicious meals and a swim in the 25 meters long pool that is cradled in the basalt cliff, overlooking the Agua Fria River valley.
On Wednesday, students from Sequoia School came for a tour and the Prescott College Ph.D. Program students visited.


? On Friday morning a group of students from the Holbrook Indian School came for a tour and a silt-workshop.
Also on Friday, students and parents from Mission Montessori Academy came for an overnight stay that included a silt workshop, tour of the gardens, a guided hike into the desert to visit some of the ancient petroglyps, swimming, delicious meals and the adventure of exploring the desert and a cave close to the Arcosanti site. A group of students from Thomas Elementary School joined the Montessori group for the silt workshop.


? On Saturday the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing took advantage of the Colly Soleri Music Center facilities for a workshop. And on Sunday a group of Environmental Educators visited the site.

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