Free Scottsdale Festival Celebrates ‘Junior Citizen Scientists’

Posted By on February 7, 2018
McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is cultivating a love for science amongst elementary school students by hosting a free Junior Citizen Science Festival on March 3 at Lost Dog Wash Trailhead.
“This event will connect people with the Sonoran Desert. Youth and families can share an experiential day learning about how scientists and members of the general public — citizen scientists — study our environment,” saidTiffany Sprague, manager of the the McDowell Sonoran Field Institute.  
The event will feature more than 15 hands-on interactive learning stations that aim to show participants the wonders of nature. Students that complete eight activities or more will earn a certificate.
“We look forward to hosting Arizona children in the beautiful McDowell Sonoran Preserve and witnessing their awe and wonder as they learn about science,” said Justin Owen, executive director at McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.
Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
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