Lew McGinnis possesses more than three decades of experience in entrepreneurship and real estate with a history of establishing several successful businesses in Oklahoma and Arizona. The owner of his own real estate investment firm in Oklahoma, Lew McGinnis also previously served as the director of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Foundation. On August 5, 2016, the museum opened a new exhibit called Stingray Touch.
Stingray Touch invites guests to experience a new element of conservation for the Sonoran Desert through the introduction of a stingray touch pool. Stingrays are plentiful in the Gulf of California where the Sonoran Desert meets the Sea of Cortez and hold an important place in the ocean’s ecosystem. Additionally, their presence helped the Sonoran Desert earn its reputation as the lushest desert on earth.
Visitors to Stingray Touch will receive the opportunity to interact with de-barbed cow nose stingrays and participate in scheduled feeding times. Stingray pups featured in the pool were raised at the Phoenix Zoo and their sustainable seafood diet is made possible through a partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.
To learn more about the Stingray Touch exhibit, visit www.desertmuseum.org/stingrays.