Water, Water Everywhere – Aquariums in the Sonoran Desert

Water is a scarce resource in the desert, so we don’t typically imagine Arizona to be a place where you can find high-quality aquariums. Fortunately for Sonoran Desert dwellers, that perception is wrong. Arizona is home to a number of world-class aquariums, including the largest in the southwest. Summer is a perfect time to escape the desert heat and find …

Kids and Baseball: Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

{Published in the April 2018 issue of the Deer Valley Times and the North Tatum Times} Baseball season has arrived! Our family loves to go to baseball games. Not only does this activity let you get your kids out of the house, you can also see nature and science in action. Fresh air and birdwatching abound, not to mention baseball statistics, field geometry and …

Enhance Your Kid’s Education with These Fun Places to Visit in Phoenix

Looking for fun ways to keep you kids interested in educational activities with only a few months left of school? Help foster your kids’ love of learning and interest in science with fun, science-based places to visit for the whole family. Here are some excellent museums that educate and stimulate learning, while also being interesting and highly entertaining for kids …

2018 Spring Break Camps and Activities in the Valley of the Sun

[Published in the March 2018 edition of the Deer Valley Times} It’s March and Spring Break is almost here for students everywhere in Arizona. Whether your child has spring break early in the month or during the last week, you may want to find fun and educational activities for a few days while they are out of school. This is a …

March is Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month in Arizona

March is Archaeology and Heritage Month in Arizona. Our unique cultural, historical and archeological heritage provides many fantastic resources for learning about archeology in every corner of the state. From the far northern border to the border we share with Mexico, there are opportunities to learn about archeology. Here are just a few of the many places in the Phoenix …