Ava Campos, Vail Academy

KIDS, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO THIS SUMMER? YOU SHOULD GO ON A DRIVE UP THE CATALINA MOUNTAINS TO THE TOP OF MOUNT LEMMON---AND TAKE THE MOUNT LEMMON SCIENCE TOUR APP. THIS FREE APP CAN BE INSTALLED TO A PHONE AND PLAYED AS YOU DRIVE. IT WALKS YOU THROUGH SIX SECTIONS---SKY ISLANDS, ROCKS, LIFE ZONES, WATER, FOREST AND FIRE. IT EXPLAINS THE LIFE CYCLES IN EACH REGION. YOU CAN STOP, GET OUT OF YOUR CAR AND WALK AND TAKE PICTURES. THERE ARE ROAD SIGNS SO YOU CAN START YOUR TOUR AT THE RIGHT TIME. IT ALSO TEACHES YOU ABOUT THE DIFFERENT CLIMATE ZONES AND HOW TO HELP THE FORESTS. IT’S A FUN WAY TO SPEND THE DAY AND LEARN ABOUT THE TREASURES IN OUR CITY. THIS IS AVA CAMPOS FROM VAIL ACADEMY FOR BEAR ESSENTIAL NEWS.

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