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Ecology Activities

Scientific Activities: Learn Research Protocols

You can study and learn about the our urban ecosystem just like scientists! The Ecology Explorers program leads you through the steps needed to answer scientific questions. Use data collection techniques called scientific protocols, to collect initial data about your schoolyard or backyard. Once these initial data are collected, it will be up to you and your classmates to look for patterns in the data and then develop your own questions, hypotheses and experiments.

Scientific Games

These learning games can supplement your ecological studies. The games created by Ecology Explorers focus on the following areas: land use changes and bird identification.  

Land Use

Learn more about our Phoenix area land use, land changes, photography and predictions.

 

Bird Interactions

Here’s a chance for you to practice identifying birds before going out into the field. Practice identifying birds, learn identification skills, and try the bird matching Games!