Imagine a garden with the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and a light and sound experience. Each year more than 450,000 people visit the Desert Botanical Garden annually. The garden features more than 50,000 plants.

Lauren Warren, assistant director of exhibits for the Desert Botanical Garden, says,” Soon we will celebrate our 80th  anniversary. This year the Garden will celebrate the 40th anniversary of our holiday event, Las Noches de las

 The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a small porpoise with black marks around the eyes and mouth. They are usually light gray colored, with white underbellies. They live in shallow waters in the Gulf of California, Mexico. There are only about 30 of them left! The main reason for this is that they keep getting caught in fishing nets meant to catch a fish called the totoaba. The marine mammal is the most endangered marine mammal today.

Veterans Day is a day that we celebrate to honor those who have served in our military. 

 

Deborah Sanders, first-grade teacher at Arizona Desert Elementary is a veteran. Sanders is a retired military officer who served in the Air Force for 21 years. Sanders retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel.

 

“My career began in the military during myfreshman year of college. I joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at my school. I stayed in ROTC for four years and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant when I

graduated,” says Sanders.

 

 Your parents or grandparents may remember Ladmo bags, Call a Kid, Pet

Adoptions, kids in the audience and Wallace, Ladmo and Gerald on stage.

“The Wallace and Ladmo Show” was the longest running kids show in the

Valley, delighting audiences for 36 years with their sketch comedy.

 

The Wallace and Ladmo Foundation seeks to preserve, nurture and

continue the Wallace and Ladmo legacy, encouraging creativeness and

camaraderie in Arizona’s children. “What better place to do that than at the

Imagine being the star of your own book! Imagine being a jackrabbit and starring in books! Jeremy Jackrabbit has starred in six books.

Authors Sasha and Rodney Glassman have written a series of books about Jeremy Jackrabbit and his adventures.

When the Glassmans went to the Tucson Festival of Books, they met a children’s book author and that made them want to become authors. Rodney

Glassman’s little brother, Jeremy, had a poster in his room with a jackrabbit on it so the Glassmans chose to use a jackrabbit in their books.

This summer my cousins and I picked a project from the book “Smithsonian Maker Lab Outdoors” that we could make together.

There were many fun projects to pick from, like building a butterfly feeder from a paper cup, a sponge and orange juice. With a cardboard box, a plastic bag and a couple of other things, you can build a cool air cannon that forces enough air out to knock things down. Also, it created an air ring, called a vortex.

The Wildlife World Zoo has two new babies!

Mickey Ollson, zoo director, grew up raising all kinds of animals, ducks, guinea pigs, hamsters, ducks, chickensand birds.

According to Ollson, the zoo is 34 years old, on 100 acres with 600 species of animals. The new babies at

the zoo are a bobcat and a bison. The bobcat was born on May 26. He is not yet named. The bison was born on May

15. He weighs 75 pounds and is not yet named.

Ollson says the baby bobcat is being raised by two vets and a vet tech. They are more comfortable with

I was able to attend the Arizona State University Connections Camp. Connections Camp was designed for Children with hearing impairment issues entering grades 2–5. 

This was the first time ASU had a camp like this for kids like us!! Before the Connections Camp I did not know any kids who had hearing impairments. I felt like I found a group of people like me in different ways but also in a lot of ways.

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