Campus News - June 4, 2001

Summer Walking Tours explore UNM campus

The Summer Walking Tours program, in its seventh year, will offer 10 campus expeditions Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6 through mid-August.

The free tours are open to the public and employees who want to learn more about their work environment.

Dr. Gary Smith, manager of Grounds & Landscaping, will lead five arboretum tours (June 6, 13; July 11, 25; Aug. 8) providing information on tree, turf and pest management and grounds maintenance. The arboretum tours begin at the Duck Pond and go north to University House, on to Zimmerman Library and Scholes Hall and to the Maxwell Museum and UNM Chapel. Highlights include daylily and cactus gardens, 70-year-old ponderosa pines, xeriscape examples, cottonwoods, choke cherry and more.

Joe McKinney, university planner for the Department of Facility Planning, facilitates three additional tours. On Aug. 1, he will conduct a “UNM Historical Tour” featuring information about the evolution of campus buildings, pueblo-style architecture and its on-campus influence.

McKinney also offers “Museums, Galleries and Libraries” tours July 18 and August 15. These tours provide a glimpse of some of UNM’s unique treasures. Highlights include the University Art Museum, Green House Conservatory, Geology Museum, Meteoritics Museum and more.

Call 277-1889 or email to reserve your place. Bring a sack lunch if desired. Beverages will be served compliments of the New Mexico Union. Specify special needs or accommodations.

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