Earth Day—a day for people around the world to FOCUS on our planet and what we can do to improve its health.

Earth Day was created in 1970 in hopes of bringing about environmental reform to America. It began in the United States with schools—20 million students, teachers and... Read more

We Americans flush an average of 10 gallons of drinkable water down the toilet every day. That’s 3,650 gallons per person per year.

In Tucson, a year of flushing sends the equivalent of enough energy to power a 100-watt light bulb for between 450 and 5,550 hours (depending on... Read more

Being involved with Boy Scouts of America since 2006, you could say I’ve done my fair share of camping. Most of the time it involves lots of hiking, climbing, campfires and of course bug spray. When I found out my troop had an opportunity to camp at the NASA campsite at Kennedy Space Center, that peaked my curiosity.  

Our troop chose to sleep outside in a more traditional camp setting, however, it is possible for Scouts to camp inside the Kennedy Space Center under space shuttle Atlantis or the Saturn V Rocket!  

The tree of the week is Senegalia greggii , or catclaw acacia. It gets its name from the spines on its stem, which can be up to a quarter of an inch long and, unlike other acacias, are curved like a cat’s claw. It's also called the "wait-a-minute" tree because if you’re snagged, you... Read more

Habitats for animals are gone because the mines destroy them. But can the mining industry be sustainable?

Roblox creator David Baszucki talks game's vision and origins and bringing friends and family together.

Immersive Teaching STEAM Academy (ITSA), is a non-profit that offers enrichment programs focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) subjects using project-based learning. Our summer camps are filled with fun and exciting projects using cutting-edge technologies! You can learn about 3D printing, robotics, game development, Minecraft Modding, Virtual Reality, and much more!

Astro photographer Sean Parker is photographed at Horseshoe Bend near Page, Arizona

Sean Parker hosts astrophotography workshops in and out of Arizona and has even hosted them in Iceland. Photographs courtesy of Sean Parker.

With the Milky Way season for astrophotography well underway, nightscape photographer Sean Parker is busy scheduling workshops and... Read more

Tree of the Week: Eucalyptus microtheca - Coolibah

The Eucalyptus microtheca is a tree native to Australia, but it’s commonly found in landscapes all throughout Arizona, including the University of Arizona campus!

While the blue-green canopy provides excellent shade,... Read more

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