Wild Science Academy lets you explore the world of science with South Mountain Park as your classroom! These affordable and educational two-hour classes teach science using the resources of our environmental education center and stunning Sonoran Desert landscape.  Hands-on investigations, trail explorations, animal artifacts, fieldwork and other inquiry-based learning activities bring science to life! Designed for home school students, but open to all, Wild Science Academy is perfect for any young student with a desire to learn more about science. Each class is also developed using Arizona Science Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

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December:  Energy Systems

Do you know where the energy in an ecosystem comes from?  In this class, students will investigate how animals and plants in the desert obtain and use energy through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration at South Mountain. From plants to people, explore the energy flows in the desert and how humans make energy from the sun.

February:  Pollinators

Pollinators are amazing!  Arizona is home to a tremendous diversity of native pollinators, and the Sonoran Desert is no exception.  In this class, students will study the unique adaptations of the mammal, bird, insect, and reptile pollinators in their own backyard. With this knowledge, they will go on a pollinator scavenger hunt and create a pollination simulation.