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Fall Break Fun: Spend a Day at Arizona’s Oldest and Largest Botanical Garden

Fall break and cooler temperatures are right around the corner. Make the most of enjoying the fresh air and head to the Boyce Thompson...

How to Be Monsoon Ready

The official start of Monsoon season is here and with that can lead to downed power lines and trees, power outages and flooded streets...

Retrieval Service for Abandoned Shopping Carts

Do you have abandoned shopping carts in your neighborhood and would like them returned to the store? Arizona Food Marketing Alliance has a shopping...

Celebrate Earth Day with a giveaway for the Phoenix Zoo!

Celebrate Earth Day and “spring into action” at the Phoenix Zoo! Explore ways to connect with nature and our pollinator friends while creating a better...

San Tan Charter School Launches Weekly Farmers Market

Ever since San Tan Charter School created its Outdoor Environment—an educational space where students learn how to grow plants, take care of animals and...

Keep Your Home Safe from Scorpions This Summer

By David Gilmer from Scorpion Repel  In the summer, scorpions come out of hibernation and search for a cool place to hide. This is often...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Enjoy fall scenery on colorful Arizona hikes

Although we’re surrounded by cactus and desert landscaping in Phoenix, there’s no shortage of fall scenery to explore on a day trip to other parts of Arizona.

Sea Life Arizona breeds mosquito-eating fish

Sea Life Arizona aquarium at Arizona Mills in Tempe is helping eliminate mosquitos. In partnership with Arizona Game and Fish, the aquarium is breeding endangered...

4 ways to be an environmental superhero

I hadn’t seen Elise Gornish in over a year. We had last gotten together pre-pandemic to watch our daughters climb around on the playground....

How to recycle electronics in Arizona

Wondering how to recycle electronics you no longer use or need? We've collected a list of resources that can help. Please check websites for...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Safer summer excursions

The email came two days before we were ready to leave. We had hotel rooms rented, we had kept up with our training, and...

Six decades of excellent Earth Day books for kids

From "The Lorax" by Dr. Suess in the 1970s to the creative and insightful environment-themed books of today, Earth Day books continue the celebration of our planet all year round.

What’s more fun than a bin full of worms?

Creating a worm composting bin has all sorts of learning benefits for kids. And some exposure to dirt may actually be good for immune system development.

6 things you can do at home to celebrate Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day. This year we'll have to celebrate with online resources, activities and events to explore our planet.

National Park Service children’s music CD gets kids thinking about the environment

Here's a fun way to get kids thinking about the environment. “Songs for Junior Rangers,” a National Park Service CD, features 20 catchy tunes...

Party Articles

Out-of-the Box Birthday Party Ideas

Wanting to do something a little extra special for your child’s next birthday party? Maybe it’s a milestone birthday—like turning double digits or entering...

Party Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, you may be wondering—do people really RSVP anymore? What about goodie bags, are those still a...

How to Throw a Birthday Party that Won’t Break the Bank

I remember the days when birthday parties consisted of colorful balloons, streamers, a simple cake, and the classics like musical chairs and tag with...

How to do a drive-by birthday party

As we get deeper into quarantine, people have gotten creative with birthday celebrations. One result: the drive-by birthday party.

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...