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It shelters 1,300 bird species, 3,000 types of fish and 40,000 species of plants.

Did you know that the Amazon is home to all of this and more? That’s right! The Amazon has a uniquely rich and diverse ecosystem.

Some of the rainforest’s most well-known residents are poison dart... Read more

The Tramp is from a Phoenix shelter!
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Top Photo: The Tramp is from a Phoenix shelter! Photo credit: The Walt Disney Company

It’s the stuff that movies are made from—Hollywood animal trainers find an adorable dog at a... Read more

It’s 1979—President Jimmy Carter resides in the White House, and Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s first female prime minister. Music is big, as are the boom boxes. But a small, INNOVATIVE new cassette player also lets people listen to their tunes wherever they go!

Something New for Kids to Read

In September of that year, a nifty new newspaper rolls off the press here in Arizona, and it’s unlike anything around.

Forty years ago this month, the first edition of Bear Essential News printed and was delivered into the hands of...Read more

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Celebrate a new school year, and explore Girl Scouts' unique, pro-girl program with STEM, Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurshipactivities for kids of all ages!

www.girlscoutssoaz.org/en/events/event-calendar/GS-fest.html

Date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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  • Free bowling
  • Free pizza & soda
  • Raffle prizes
  • Door prizes
  • Crafts & activities

Visit the web site for a location near you!  www.vantagebowlingcenters.com/

Date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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FREE EVENT!

Come jam with Mr. Nature! Dance, sing, and play instruments!

www.mildredanddildred.com/upcoming-events

Date: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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This summer we visited my grandpa in Belarus. My family had an idea to catch a wild hedgehog. Next to my grandpa's dacha or cottage, there were a lot of bushes and a lot of hedgehogs at night. We went outside and I saw something in the bushes. It was a hedgehog! It was a small tailed, spiky animal with a long nose. We put it in my dad's hat and brought it back to my grandpa's. We gave it milk then let it go. I was sad, but I was happy that it went home. This is Sophia Bradley from Sonoran Science Academy for Bear Essential News.

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