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ASU School of Life Sciences Special Seminar – Wealth, race, and wildlife: The impacts of structural inequality on urban wildlife

Grab the downloadable flyer here for this event on September 9 and 10 - ONLINE! Get the Flyer!

2020-09-04T10:20:33-07:00September 4th, 2020|Education, News, Online Learning, Science|

Parson’s Field Institute Associate Director Helen Rowe featured in podcast, In Defense of Plants

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

Discovering Bats at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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

2020-06-02T10:10:55-07:00June 1st, 2020|News, Online Learning, Science|

Protecting Native Biodiversity Isn’t Easy

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

2020-05-29T11:14:58-07:00June 1st, 2020|News, Online Learning, Science|

We can now count the issues of Conservancy Kids on one hand! Issue #5

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

2020-04-16T16:38:41-07:00April 17th, 2020|Conservancy Kids, Education, News, Online Learning|

Extra Extra! Conservancy Kids #4 is Out Now!

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

2020-04-17T10:27:44-07:00April 15th, 2020|Conservancy Kids, Education, News, Online Learning|

Now Launching! Conservancy Kids Online Learning!

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! 

2020-04-17T10:31:17-07:00April 6th, 2020|Conservancy Kids, Education, News, Online Learning|

4 Fun Activities For Conservancy Kids

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

2020-04-15T11:51:44-07:00February 5th, 2020|Conservancy Kids, Education, News, Online Learning|
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