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!

Wonderful Watersheds

Today, with the help our our partner Arizona Project WET, we are going to learn about watersheds. Check out the videos below to learn more about what a watershed is and what it means to live in one! Learn more about water with AZ Project WET here in their Arizona Water Festival Virtual Event!
Watersheds with Arizona Project WET

Let's be a scientist!

A watershed is a land area that drains to the low points, where the low points are things like rivers and lakes. We all live in a watershed, but how does what we do in our cities actually affect that watershed? Let's make our own watershed model and explore how we can be responsible watershed managers!
Watershed Activity

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Instagram: @arizonaprojectwet

Facebook: @ArizonaProjectWET

Twitter: @AZProjectWET


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Contact us

We're socially distanced but still connected by the awesomeness of science!

Have questions about the Sonoran Desert? Want a lesson on a specific topic? Email us at

You can also connect by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram @mcdowellsonoranconservancy. We would love to see your science notebooks or learn what teaching resources you're using.

Luke Challis, Program Manager

Luke loves science and being out and about in nature! He studies a lot about biology, ways of thinking, and philosophy. Luke also loves to teach and encourage kids and adults to always keep learning.

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!"