Educating our Next Generation of Environmental Stewards
For 30 years, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, and its passionate group of volunteers, has made a difference in caring for our local Preserve. And through youth education, a key pillar in the Conservancy’s mission, we aim to demonstrate to future generations that everyone has a role to play in protecting nature.
Encompassing nearly 31,000 acres, with over 225 miles of well-maintained trails, education plays a critical role in inspiring our youth to realize they can have a positive impact on the environment. It is through a wide variety of in-person or online and virtual educational programs that provide a connection to the value of open space revealing the significance of the Sonoran Desert.
Each year, our “Expedition Days” event focuses on providing an opportunity for elementary school students to participate in the living laboratory right inside the Preserve. This event unites students from Title I schools ensuring children from all backgrounds can take part in learning about natural open space and its importance to the overall health of our environment.
The value of “Expedition Days” goes far beyond the monitory cost of the event and your contribution will help us continue educating our future generation.
Your contribution will help us continue educating the next generation of environmental stewards.