Through collaboration with the Phoenix Union High School District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Forest Service (USFS), and Black Canyon Heritage Park, Audubon Arizona's River Pathways program takes urban teens out of their classrooms, gets them into the field, and transforms them into the next generation of conservation leaders. If you're looking for a way to make science real, relevant, and exciting for your high school students, then River Pathways might be for you!
The program begins with six classroom modules focused on riparian ecology and resource management, continues with a field trip to the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, and culminates in an off-site field trip during which students assist BLM and USFS biologists in collecting avian and habitat data within Arizona's Important Bird Areas. River Pathways program participants will have the opportunity to apply for summer internships working with Audubon Arizona biologists during our annual Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo surveys. 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 scholarships are available for both field trips. If you have any questions, comments, or would like to schedule your field trip, please contact Steven Prager via email.