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Aug. 28, 2012
City’s Environmental Education Center hosts annual Dragonfly & Butterfly Bash

Chandler’s Environmental Education Center (EEC) at Veterans Oasis Park will once again host the family-friendly Dragonfly & Butterfly Bash from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.

Dragonflies, damselflies and Monarch butterflies rule the wetland habitats at Veterans Oasis Park during the late summer. This free event celebrates these beautiful insects through guided nature walks and presentations. Walks are approximately 30 minutes in duration and the terrain is easy. The last walk will depart the Center at 11 a.m.

Children’s activities will include insect-themed arts and crafts and face painting. Scheduled presenters include Dr. Pierre Deviche, Professor of Environmental Physiology at Arizona State University, Gail Morris of the Southwest Monarch Study, and nature writer and photographer Kimberly Hosey.

The Environmental Education Center at Veterans Oasis Park is located at 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, on the northeast corner of Chandler Heights and Lindsay roads. It is a green facility that promotes eco-friendly lifestyles through programs, classes and workshops for children and adults. The EEC is open six days a week: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The EEC is closed on Sundays and on City of Chandler holidays. 

Like all City of Chandler parks, Veterans Oasis Park is open 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m., every day of the year. For more information about the Environmental Education Center or Veterans Oasis Park, please call 480-782-2890, send an e-mail to, or visit