Just think about being in space…. Imagine being in the rocket ship and the space shuttle. Imagine eating or sleeping in space. The Arizona Science Center has an Astronaut Exhibit where you can learn and do a physical interactive part of the exhibit.

Sari Custer, Chief Science and Curiosity Officer with the Arizona Science Center, says the whole exhibit is a hands-on experience. Custer has a personal background in science. She loves seeing and helping people at the Center. Custer has been with the Arizona Science Center for 11 years.

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Everyone can join the circus! At PYCA summer day camp, kids will learn juggling, balancing, acrobatics, aerial arts, and clowning. Circus arts provide the ultimate blend of fitness, creativity, and fun! Every kid regardless of age, gender, background, or body type can find things they love to do and share with others. Campers learn from experienced coaches and best of all, they surprise and delight themselves with what they can do! COVID safety practices will be in place - see camp website for details. Campers bring their own lunch and a snack each day.

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Teacher of the Month Bosa Donuts Header. Sharon Granger recognized.
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Sharon Granger has been teaching for 22 years— seven of those at Towne Meadows Elementary. She teaches fourth grade, which she loves.

Granger says that fourth-graders are a perfect blend of innocence and independence. “They love school, they love you. Everything is exciting,” explains... Read more

For those into rock collecting, Arizona is a fantastic place! But our state is also a wonderland of sorts with its jaw-dropping and beautiful geologic formations. As Earth Day nears (it’s always on April 22), why not celebrate by planning a family trip to see one or more of these spectacular spots?

Nothing Could Be Grander!

At more than 6,000 feet...Read more

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Cleary and “Kitty” in 1955
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Beloved author Beverly Cleary, creator of memorable characters like Ramona, Ralph S. Mouse and Henry Huggins, died March 25. She was 104.

Cleary was born Beverly Atlee Bunn. After early struggles with reading, Cleary became an AVID reader. She first thought about becoming a... Read more

A cargo ship nearly as long as the Empire State Building blocking the Suez Canal.
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Satellite photo courtesy of Maxar Technologies

A cargo ship nearly as long as the Empire State Building that blocked traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week has been freed.

The Ever Given is a 1,... Read more

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 Have you ever been interested in fossils? How about finding things you’ve never seen before?

 David K. Elliott is a paleontologist. (He is also a professor in the Geology Program at Northern Arizona University.) He first discovered that he wanted to study bones when he was 14 or 15. “My family took long walks outdoors. I lived in the south east of England. At the age of 10, a teacher brought rocks and minerals to class and I thought it was interesting,” says Elliott.

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Utilizing our Scout camps and programs, these six-day programs are available to all youth aged 13 and above! Young men and women are encouraged to get involved, enjoy the outdoors, create friendships, and explore new hobbies and interests as they learn in a safe, structured setting! Our traditional summer camp program is also available to all youth to participate in, regardless of Scout membership!

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