Education

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

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

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! 

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

Scottsdale Public Art Collaboration: 100 Journals Project

Collaborating with the Scottsdale Public Art program, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy staff and steward volunteers filled a public art journal from September 2011 through January 2012. our journal is now on display at the Gallery@the Library, located at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, until the end of the summer. More than 100 journals began their travels

2020-11-20T10:51:14-07:00April 1st, 2012|Education, News|
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