Looking for a way to make science real, relevant, and exciting for your high school students? Check out Audubon Arizona’s latest curriculum, River Pathways!
The River Pathways curriculum, a collaborative effort between Audubon Arizona, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Phoenix Union High School District is intended to get students outdoors, introduce them to Arizona’s native habitats, and build their interest in careers managing public lands. This is done through five classroom modules focused on riparian ecology and resource management, a field trip to the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center where students will be trained in monitoring techniques used by scientists in the field, and a second field trip to the Agua Fria National Monument where select students will get a chance to use what they learned while conducting field studies with biologists from the Bureau of Land Management. Students participating in this second field trip will have the opportunity to apply for summer internships where they will be working with Audubon Arizona and Bureau of Land Management staff during our annual Yellow-Billed Cuckoo surveys along the Agua Fria River. Give this new and exciting curriculum a try and get your students out of the classroom and into the field!
The River Pathways curriculum is free to use and transportation is provided for both field trips. If you have any questions, comments, or would like to schedule your field trip, please contact Teacher/Naturalist Steven Prager via email.