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!

Exploring the Seasons

It's cooling down in the Sonoran Desert and we are excited to see how the changing seasons affect the nature around us! We previously talked about how some animals will migrate in the fall and spring. Just like animals are affected by the seasons, plants also change throughout the year. Join Julia as she starts a nature journaling activity to help us observe, record, and think about how the seasons affect plants. Grab your science notebook, some colored pencils, and head outside to choose what plant(s) you are going to observe for the next few months!
Nature Journaling the Seasons

Seasons--What are they and why do they happen?

Check out the video below to refresh your memory about the changing seasons and what's causing us to head from a hot, sunny summer to a cool autumn with shorter days!
Seasons and the Sun: Crash Course Kids 11.1

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

Julia Colbert, Education Manager, Arizona Sustainability Alliance

Julia is a sustainability and environmental education educator, leader, and advocate. She recently graduated from the Arizona State University School of Sustainability with a Master of Arts in Sustainability. Her master’s research explored increasing sustainability literacy through nature journaling in school gardens. She collaborates with students, educators, and schools to bring sustainability solutions to their communities.

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!"