Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale Blog
The blog is published by Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, Inc. the nonprofit that is responsible for developing a proposal for the facility. The blog includes articles posted by Thinc Design, who is working with Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, Inc., and the architect, Swaback Partners, PLLC, to design the Desert Discovery Center’s exhibits and educational programs. Another post is by Lattie Coor, the President of Arizona State University. The university is partnering with Scottsdale on the proposed project. Other articles, provide insights into design principles, issues related to the center, and the current status of the design effort, which will be completed this summer.
Desert Foothills Land Trust Blog
Desert Foothills Land Trust protects and stewards land in an area north of Phoenix known as “The Desert Foothills,”including the communities of Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Anthem, Desert Hills and New River. The organization’s blog posts information about the various preserves managed by the trust, volunteer efforts, and upcoming events and activities.
Cooper Center for Environmental Learning Blog
The Cooper Center for Environmental Learning provides a hands-on learning experiences in the Sonoran Desert. The experience is achieved through a partnership between the Tucson Unified School District and the University of Arizona’s College of Education.
Vision: “The Cooper Center for Environmental Learning is a campus that inspires participants to preserve the Sonoran Desert and live more lightly on the earth, offers extended programs in earth education, provides classes and workshops to help prepare teachers, interns, and graduate students in environmental learning, and encourages doctoral students to conduct research on outdoor learning and sustainable practices.” Cooper Center Website
Christopher Boone is a professor and the dean of Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. He is an affiliate faculty member of the ASU’s School of Human Evolution & Social Change, School of Public Affairs, and the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.
Lisaracz’s Environmental Blog
According to her blog, “Lisa Ra’cz is the writer and editor for the environment pages of the Puma Press in Paradise Valley, Arizona as well as a weekly environment and wildlife blog … Environmental issues and topics are her nitch and she has been concerned and involved in environment issues and organizations most of her life.”
Lisa writes, “It is a pleasure to write about the natural wildlife and environmental experiences and sights I fall upon constantly and hope that my readers enjoy and receive a learning experience within my writings. I take pride in all life on this planet and respect it deeply.”
“Without Earth And All Life On It, Life As We Know It Does Not Exist.”Blog
“The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.” Trip Advisor ranks the Desert Museum as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country and the #1 Tucson attraction. Unlike most museums, about 85% of the experience is outdoors!
“The Mission of Boyce Thompson Arboretum is to instill in people an appreciation of plants through the fostering of educational, recreational, research, and conservation opportunities associated with arid-land plants.” Boyce Thompson Website
The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located in Superior, Arizona.
Desert Botanical Garden Blog
The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140 acres botanical garden located in in Phoenix. Founded in 1937, the garden has more than 21,000 plants, including 139 species which are rare, threatened or endangered. Approximately 1/3 of the plants are native to the area. The Desert Botanical Garden has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.