Earlier this year I worked with a group of students at the University of Arizona to develop a resource that’d introduce kids to the wild world of Sky Island springs and show them why these precious water sources are so important. The result was a super fun project reminiscent of Highlights magazine — with crosswords, mazes, word scrambles, matching, coloring, and other interactive games.
We now have an online version of this Junior Spring Seeker booklet that’s free to download and print. It’s a great resource for teachers, parents, or anyone looking for a meaningful activity to engage kids. If you have a special event coming up and would like hard copies for your group, we have several hundred booklets in our Tucson office that we can share. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll be in touch.
The curiosity of kids is an amazing thing to behold — and a great reminder to stop and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. This booklet will help stir that curiosity and could lead to a life of adventures and explorations. Bring us a completed booklet at any of our events, and you’ll get a special Junior Spring Seeker sticker for your detailed observations of the natural world.
Learn more about Sky Island Alliance’s Spring Seeker program and how you can get involved with our survey efforts throughout the region.