Conservancy Kids

We bring the Sonoran Desert to you!

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Welcome to Conservancy Kids!

We are so excited to have you with us on this virtual journey of inquiry and place-based learning! Right now we may be social distancing, but we're all connected by the awesomeness of science. We're junior scientists, exploring the natural world, asking questions, and making discoveries. Join us for an adventure that will take you outdoors, around the house, and into the incredible Sonoran Desert. Welcome to Conservancy Kids! We're excited to see you!

Discovering the Hohokam Culture

The Hohokam people created an incredible society that shaped the practices of future peoples who lived in the Sonoran Desert. From innovative farming practices to an advanced canal system, we still see the impact of Hohokam culture today.
The Hohokam Culture

Traveling Back In Time (Hohokam People)

Join Chris and Len in this special extended video where they explore how the Hohokam built such a successful society and how we can learn about their culture from what they left behind.

Hohokam People in the Sonoran Desert

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Have questions about the Sonoran Desert? Want a lesson on a specific topic? Email us at nicole@mcdowellsonoran.org.

Len and Chris, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Stewards

Len and Chris love history! As stewards with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, they volunteer their time to educate people about the incredible human history of the Sonoran Desert. They believe that studying history helps us discover solutions for the problems of today and develop a deeper appreciation of the land.

Nicole Kallman, Education Coordinator

Nicole loves science and exploration. In college, she studied physics and biology. Now, she shares her excitement about science with others, encouraging everyone to follow in the footsteps of Miss Frizzle: "take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!"