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Teens in the Garden – Fieldtrip!

Teens in the Garden – Fieldtrip!

Did you know the Garden has a volunteer program just for teens? This year-round program allows teens who love nature and the Garden to participate in volunteer service learning projects, career building opportunities and exploring nature and fun with science....
Teachers Discover New Ways to Engage Students During the Pandemic

Teachers Discover New Ways to Engage Students During the Pandemic

The pandemic created numerous struggles for everyone. Teachers, in particular, faced new challenges to keep their students engaged and inspired. Candace Green, an art teacher from Alhambra Elementary School District turned to nature to connect with her students. She...
Pining for Pineapple

Pining for Pineapple

Pineapples in the desert  Arizona has many seasons that are perfect for fruit growing. You can often smell the blooming flowers from fruit trees that will soon become oranges and lemons. Some cactus fruits even look like a tiny pineapple. Bromeliads, tillandsia and...
Activity | Dust storms, tumbleweeds and traveling seeds!

Activity | Dust storms, tumbleweeds and traveling seeds!

Windy days are part of the seasonal experience living in the Sonoran Desert. Dust storms commonly referred to as haboobs, form when a large mass of cold, unstable air moves swiftly across dry ground covered with loose silt and fine sand. These dust storms can be about...
Nighttime Photo Tips

Nighttime Photo Tips

You don’t have to be left in the dark when trying to capture photos at night. Here are a few tips to help you capture the magic and allure of nighttime through your camera lens.     If possible, photograph at dusk or dawn when twilight is lingering, and the sky...

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