Over the quarantine time period I’ve been able to do things I was too busy to do before, such as making new recipes that previously took too much time to complete, learning fun new hairstyles, and picking up an old ukulele I hadn’t touched in years. I was also able to progress in several piano songs I had been working on for a while, and I’ve already started to finish up some cute DIY presents for my family’s birthdays!

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Get financially prepared with Hughes!

MoneyCoach for Students is available as a complimentary online resource to help Hughes members learn how to manage their wealth. Our in-depth modules and tools are designed for students and adults alike and offer expert... Read more

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 In April, I attended a surprise birthday car parade for a Girl Scout named Emaline. The parade started at La Madera Park and ended at her house. Among those participating in the parade were other Girl Scouts in her troop and friends. The surprise parade was for Emaline’s 8th birthday. Emaline attends Sam Hughes Elementary.

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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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Drawing Desert Life with Jesús García

Discover the Desert (Part 2!)

Friday, April 17, 12:00 pm MST

Duration: 30 minutes

Sonoran Desert plants and animals have a fascinating variety of adaptations that help them thrive! Discover the structures and behaviors that lead to the success of these desert dwellers in dealing with the temperature extremes and aridity of this unique environment.

Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:00pm
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Drawing Desert Life with Jesús García

Thursday, April 16, 12:00 pm MST

Duration: 30 minutes

Get your crayons, pencils, and paper ready! In this interactive class Jesús García will teach you how to draw desert life. More than just drawing and illustrating though, you will observe details of life all around you. Have fun doing art together as you observe and draw a baby saguaro!

Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:00pm
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