The human population of the Sonoran Desert is growing quickly, developing the surrounding landscape at an alarming pace. At the same time, botanists are racing to understand the fate of this so called "green deserts flora." In this episode we learn what it takes to properly assess a region's flora for extinction risk and how
By: Jessie Dwyer Graduate Student, Arizona State University Last summer, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy partnered with Dr. Jesse Lewis’ lab at Arizona State University to conduct a pilot research study on bats in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The goal of the study was to gain fundamental knowledge about bats by determining which Arizona bat species
Originally published in the Spring 2017 Edition of Mountain Lines By Dr. Helen Rowe, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Parsons Field Institute Associate Director Over half of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s 80-mile boundary is surrounded by urban development, making it easily accessible to incursion from nonnative plants. Recent surveys by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Parsons Field Institute
That's right - we're at our first Conservancy Kids milestone with this fifth issue! Let's talk about our friends...Pokey Cacti! Exploring local cactus (carefully of course) can lead you to understand more about our Sonoran Desert. This week we highlight vocabulary words, too! There's also a short video on being prepared in the desert, something
Wow! We keep learning so much from Ranger Luke and Ranger Nicole! Here's issue #4 of Conservancy Kids. This issue, we're using our sense of smell! Check it out at this link! https://bit.ly/2Kcuso7
This time, let's join Ranger Luke as he uses his sense of hearing to discover the great outdoors in the Sonoran Desert. Grab Your Newsletter Here!
The second issue of Conservancy Kids is Live NOW! This time, Ranger Luke uses his sense of sight to explore and record his observations. Let's see what you can find!
Join Ranger Luke and Ranger Nicole on an adventure in the Sonoran Desert where you'll use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) to discover the wonders found here and your place within this amazing ecosystem. Follow along as we deliver lessons, videos, and more periodically each week. You'll Find Conservancy Kids Issue #1 HERE!
Soccer practice, piano lessons, scout meeting. Are your kids in a rut when it comes to the same old after-school activities? Try throwing in a little variety. Give them a chance to get outside and explore our native animals and plants (and have some fun too). Take a look at these rousing educational activities for