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Activity | Plant Potions

Activity | Plant Potions

Create a magical potion from nature! Fairies and wizards are not the only potion makers. With spring in full swing, now is a great time to get outside and make a springtime potion.  Plants play a vital role in our lives. In fact, many modern-day medicines are derived...

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Activity | Foraged Bouquet

Activity | Foraged Bouquet

No need to buy floral arrangements to bring a little nature into a place. Find some beautiful greenery or flowers in nature to make the perfect centerpiece.

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Activity | Shades of Green

Activity | Shades of Green

Think the desert is only brown and dusty? Head out in search of all things green to re-discover the saturated color palette of the Sonoran Desert.

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Activity | Wild & Unusual Plants

Activity | Wild & Unusual Plants

Wild & Unusual Plants | Seek and Find The desert is full of strange and amazing plants that are adapted to survive and thrive in extreme living conditions. Head to the Garden or search your neighborhood to find some of the most bizarre plants of the Sonoran...

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Activity | Water Wisdom

Activity | Water Wisdom

Following Water in the Desert   Have you ever followed water?  If you were to take a hot air balloon ride and look out over the desert, you would see a combination of valleys and mountains—often referred to as ‘basin and range’.  This topography creates ways for...

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Activity | Fun Edible Garden

Activity | Fun Edible Garden

Fun Edible Garden Activity for the entire family to enjoy Early spring is a great time to plant an edible garden. Showing kids where food comes from and how it grows is a valuable lesson. Try planting seeds indoors in a paper egg carton or paper towel rolls. Once...

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