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Red-tail Hawk Silhouette   2 comments

Red-tail Hawk-Edit-3-1-72.jpgRed-tail Hawk Silhouette — iPhone 6 Image by kenne

Yesterday I was walking into Sabino Canyon to teach 1st-grade students how the Hohokam lived in the canyon and the Tucson basin hundreds of years ago when a friend spotted a red-tail hawk atop a tall saguaro cactus. Sadly, I didn’t have my Nikon camera with me, so I made use of my iPhone to capture an image. Not what I would like to capture, but it’s better than not getting an image at all.

— kenne

Class Of 2028 Goes On Nature Walk   2 comments

debbie leading nature walk-72-2Naturalist Debbie Bird Leads 3rd Graders On Nature Walk — Image by kenne

For January, I’m the Thursday Day Coordinator for the SCVN Elementary School Nature Program, which means I’m the one responsible for coordinating with the teacher the class field trip to Sabino Canyon. Once the class arrives, I make sure everything runs smoothly, and the students have a great nature experience. It’s a classic “managing by walking around” experience. During that time I also take pictures — https://www.flickr.com/photos/kennetu/albums/72157702835523912

One of the nature walks was being led by naturalist Debbie Bird when I noticed she had picked up a couple of hitch-hikers from the north. I can see why they were following Debbie’s group because she is very informative.

As we moved about, I asked the couple, “Now tell me the truth, are following this group of third graders because you want to learn something about nature or is it that you want to be part of the Class of 2028?”

— kenne

Final Week For The SCVN Elementary Program In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Panning for Garnets In Sabino Canyon Creek — Imaged by kenne
(Click on any of the tiled images for larger view in a slideshow format.)

The Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists will be conducting the final week of the spring semester for Elementary School children in Sabino Canyon. It has been another great year for the national award winning program, now in its 40th year.

— kenne

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Capturing The Moment — High Water At Sabino Canyon Dam   1 comment

2nd graders at dam 20141009_104935 blog

Water over the dam 20141009_105711 blogThanks to Phil Bentley for These Images

After over an inch and a half of rain in a 24 hour period and over five inches on Mt. Lemmon (the major feeder to Sabino Canyon Creek) our Thursday elementary school class had a rare treat, lots of water generating lots of noise over Sabino Canyon Dam. 

kenne

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