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Science & Nature

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” ~John Lubbock

Arizona Game and Fish Department
2221 W. Greenway Road
Phoenix AZ 85023
AGFD’s Education Branch has a variety of programs designed especially for teachers, students, and homeschoolers. Free “Project Wild” workshops for educators are provided throughout the state – contact Sandy at 602-789-3243. Resource Trunks (a.k.a. Bone Boxes) full of hands-on study materials are available for a one-week loan – contact your regional AGFD office (availability may vary) or in Phoenix call Sharon at 602-789-3220. Wild Kids K-12 Activity Pages focusing on specific wildlife themes can be downloaded at Every Spring, the Wildlife Building at the State Fairgrounds is open to 4th-grade classes for a 2-hour “Arizona Experience” – call Sam at 602-789-3220 or e-mail Spend the summer exploring Arizona’s unique wildlife and habitats in a program designed for students entering grades 5-8 (10-13 years old) – contact Sharon at 602-789-3220. To participate in native fish research activities, contact Karen at 602-789-3238. Or for additional info about any of these programs, call Sam at 602-789-3220 or e-mail You can also check with your closest regional office (Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, and Mesa), but resource and program availability may vary.

Arizona State Parks
Mary Alice Daenzer, Education Coordinator
Discover the benefits of educational opportunities at Arizona State Parks. We assist educators by providing settings and programs to help them meet Arizona State Standards, while helping students make an academic connection to their environment and the world around them.

Green Frog News
A collection of science and environmental resources from across Arizona for teachers and students in grades K-8, published as a project of the Hohokam Resource Conservation and Development Area. FREE topic-specific newsletters, experiments, coloring pages, fact sheets and more! Includes downladable “Wild Kids” wildlife activity pages from AZ Game and Fish.

NASA Educator Resource Center
University of Arizona Space Sciences Building
Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
1629 E. University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-6947
The source for NASA and aerospace education in your state. Limited quantities of NASA Educational Products may be available. NASA Educator Resource Centers also offer teacher workshops and other education programs.

Southwest Center for Education and the Natural Environment (SCENE)
An education outreach to central Arizona schools, offering scientists-in-the-classroom and schoolyard habitat programs, environmental education, science research opportunities and a library.

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Their website is a great resource for information and lesson plans about animals; the environment and natural resources; home and family; consumer education and investing; food, nutrition, and health; plants, gardening, and agriculture.

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