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Pumpkins & Spiders—a Halloween tradition!

Pumpkins & Spiders—a Halloween tradition!

When you think of pumpkins, you probably think of pumpkin pie or a Jack-o'-Lantern.  Did you know that pumpkins are a type of squash in the gourd family cultivated by indigenous people of the Americas for thousands of years? The plant family includes more than 900...

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Seed Walk—The beauty of a seed

Seed Walk—The beauty of a seed

Fall in the desert is a perfect time to begin enjoying the outdoors. Many plants begin developing seeds this time of year. Seeds travel across the landscape with the help of animals, wind and water. This ‘free transportation’ allows them to find a suitable location to...

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Haz un cactus con la huella de tu mano

Haz un cactus con la huella de tu mano

Existen muchos tipos y variedades de cactus. Algunos son pequeños, otros son enormes. Los cactus pueden tener muchas espinas grandes o diminutas que son difíciles de ver. Los tallos de los cactus son muy variados, algunos son lisos, otros peludos y algunos son...

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Activity | Hand Print Cactus

Activity | Hand Print Cactus

Cactus can take on many shapes and sizes. Some are small some are humongous. Try this fun art activity with children of all ages.

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Mariposas en el aire

Mariposas en el aire

Las mariposas monarca viajan a sus sitios invernales en México donde miles se agrupan, colgando de árboles y creando un caleidoscopio de color.

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Activity | Butterflies In the Air

Activity | Butterflies In the Air

Monarch butterflies travel to their overwintering sites in Mexico where thousands cluster together, hanging from trees and creating a kaleidoscope of color.

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