Did you know that April was animal awareness month? It is important that people help to take care of their community and other people, but we should also be taking care of our animals. You might be surprised by the important roles animals play in our environment.

For example, dogs and rats can be trained to sniff out dangerous explosives in the ground and bees pollinate one-third of everything we eat. Sadly, bees’ numbers are dropping and, since 1974, your chances of seeing a bee are 50% less likely.

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Tired of being cooped up inside? How about learning about these super adaptable desert dwellers and then gearing up and going out with your family to see what you can see?

Bear Essential News asked Robin Kropp, education specialist at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for more than two decades, to talk about some of her favorite creatures! Some are small, some slither and some are larger, but they all are amazing. And best yet, you don’t need to travel far to see several of ’em!

To prepare for your family’s outdoor adventure, check out...Read more

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Bear Essential News is thrilled to announce that its April/May Edition will be delivered with the Arizona Republic newspaper that comes to your home this Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10.

Date: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020 (All day)
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Earth model made of clay.
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Earth Day was created in 1970 in hopes of bringing about environmental reform in America. It was started by Sen. Gaylord Nelson, from Wisconsin, after he learned about a terrible oil spill off the coast of California in 1969. He worked with Pete McCloskey, a Congressman, and Denis Hayes, a young... Read more

bald eagle using a saguaro cacti as a nesting site
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Top Photo: photo courtesy of Kyle McCarty/AZGFD

After decades of searching, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has documented proof that bald eagles sometimes use saguaro cacti as nesting sites!

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I’ve been enjoying the Earth while being out of school, because of school closures due to COVID-19.  I’ve been doing a lot of hiking through Arizona.  I saw a lot of wildlife like chuckwallas, geckos and chipmunks.  I even got to see a beehive up close.  My dad got me a new bike and I’ve been riding it all over the neighborhood with him.  My sister and I made obstacle course in our backyard.  I’ve had a lot of fun doing these things outdoors.

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Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (All day)

Celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Earth Day!

 

Check out family friendly activities, recycling and conserving information and learn how you can celebrate 50 years of Earth Day.

 

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Earthday.org On April 22nd Earth Day goes digital.

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