Arizona Storytellers Project: Outdoor Adventures, 9/28 at Desert Botanical Garden

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Join us for a night of celebrating the great outdoors with Arizona Storytellers at the Desert Botanical Garden.

Breathtaking views surround us in Arizona. Whether it's hidden gems like Havasu Falls or tourist-filled towns like Sedona, there's a seemingly endless amount of Kodak moments. 

This month, the Storytellers Project celebrates those scenes and more at our Outdoor Adventures event. On Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Desert Botanical Garden, seven community members will share live first-person narratives detailing their adventures. 

Last time at Storytellers: Here and There, stories about the U.S.-Mexico border

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Floyd Galloway (Photo: Submitted by Floyd Galloway)

Some will share travel experiences that didn't quite go as planned. Floyd Galloway will share a story about a trip to the Grand Canyon with a friend that tested their friendship and almost cost them their lives.

"Even through our mental and physical chaos, our survival skills peaked and it was a spiritual experience. It was life altering...I realized you haven't lived until you almost died." 

Like Galloway, Chantel Freed took a trip that tested friendships. After spending a great honeymoon in Rome, Freed later visited with two friends. She'll talk about what her experience with these women taught her about the lesson of patience is a virtue. 

Related: 2017 storytellers events schedule, tickets

Coming Up: Work Stories, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 11.

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Storyteller Sally Borg (Photo: Submitted by Sally Borg)

Sally Borg will describe how she has always lived an active lifestyle and how that led to a "mistaken identity."

"From the time I was 16 years old, people have mistaken me for a boy/man. I'm taller than an average woman, 5'10", and I've kept short hair most of my life because it suits my active outdoor lifestyle. I'm a country girl living in a place full of city girls and I just don't fit the mold." 

We'll also hear from Mare Schumacher who works as an epidemiologist and looks at various disease patterns. Part of her job involves testing fleas on rodents to see if they have a plague. She'll talk about an experience she had while testing fleas on squirrels. "The plan was to humanely trap squirrels, anesthetize them, comb fleas off of them, and return the squirrels back to the wild. We did this successfully with three squirrels, but on the fourth, something went very wrong."

We hope you'll join us for a night storytelling celebrating the nature that surrounds us.

Related: Listen to stories from across the country on The Storytellers Project Podcast 

Storytellers Project: Outdoor Adventures

When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.  

Where: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix.

Admission: $12. Students are $5.

Details: tickets.azcentral.com

To be considered as a storyteller, visit storytellersproject.com and click on "Speak".

To ask about supporting partnerships, contact michael.heller@gannett.com.

arizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 3 Megan Finnerty, director of the Storytellers Brand Studio and founder of the Storytellers Project, at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 4 Megan Finnerty, director of the Storytellers Brand Studio and founder of the Storytellers Project, at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 5 Joanna Brathwaite, social media & events producer at The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 6 Melissa Fossum at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 7 Melissa Fossum at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 8 Melissa Fossum at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 9 Melissa Fossum at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 10 Melissa Fossum at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 11 Melissa Fossum at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 12 Lizbeth Congiusti at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 13 Lizbeth Congiusti at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 14 Lizbeth Congiusti at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 15 Lizbeth Congiusti at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 16 Lizbeth Congiusti at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 17 Lizbeth Congiusti at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 18 Lizbeth Congiusti at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 19 Liz Warren at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 20 Liz Warren at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 21 Liz Warren at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 22 Liz Warren at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 23 Liz Warren at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 24 Liz Warren at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 25 Desiree Garcia at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 26 Desiree Garcia at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 27 Desiree Garcia at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 28 Desiree Garcia at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 29 Desiree Garcia at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 30 Desiree Garcia at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 31 Seth Conaway at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 32 Seth Conaway at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 33 Seth Conaway at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 34 Seth Conaway at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 35 Seth Conaway at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 36 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 37 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 38 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 39 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 40 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 41 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 42 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-outdoor-adventures-928-at-desert-botanical-garden photo 43 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republic

 

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