The Museum of Natural History maintains a selection of natural history curriculum kits available for loan to K-12 educators. These kits include specimens from the museum’s extensive bird, herpetology, fish, mammal, and invertebrate collections. Contact the Arizona Museum of Natural History Director, Peter Reinthal (firstname.lastname@example.org), about loaning natural history curriculum kits.
Range Rocks! is an integrated extension education program that provides technical and field experience for high school students attracted to rangeland ecology and management. The program is designed to get students outdoors alongside range and ranching professionals.
Desert Discovery programs use live animals, museum artifacts, and interactive demonstrations that focus student's attention on natural history topics about the Sonoran Desert. Unless an age group is specified, Education Specialists can teach these programs for any age group.
The Sweetwater Wetlands Field Study is an experiential learning event directly tied to the 3rd grade curriculum in most Tucson area districts. Trained facilitators deliver interactive lessons that enable students to explore concepts through models and hands on experiences. The field study units include watersheds and water supply, the water cycle, wetlands and water conservation.
The University of Arizona 4-H Youth Development Program provides quality youth education by building positive relationships and life skills. The 4-H youth program partners with the UA to include research-based information and strategies. Programs include youth education and development in animal science, communications, and natural resource and environmental science.
The University of Arizona Sky School provides place-based and inquiry-based science education programs to Arizona K-12 students. Using the unique sky island environment in the Catalina Mountains, the Sky School uses a wide variety of science and engineering disciplines to foster a deeper understanding of our earth, while building an appreciation for our sense of place. Programs take place on Mt. Lemmon or at local schools and are also available for teachers.
Water Scene Investigators use their powers of observation and skills at scientific data collection to carry out an investigation of water use. Sleuthing for signs of water waste they apply their knowledge of water auditing at home. The WSI program can be used by educators, businesses, public agencies, non-formal education, and the community to engage 5th through 9th grade students in a project focused on water conservation, efficiency, and water auditing.