Citizen Science Phenology Nature Trail

WCF is working with its partners to use existing nature trails at local venues as outdoor classrooms for Citizen Science phenology* programs. Grade-level appropriate activities teach scientific methods of study and data collection and encourage students  to formulate and answer questions.  Data collected by students becomes part of the National Phenology Network database which is used by scientists in their studies.

*Phenology: the study of changes in plants and animals over time.

Wickenburg Outdoor Education members assist Nadaburg School with educational field trips.  

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Wickenburg Outdoor Education has taught Hug A Tree and Survive to nearly 100 students.

Wickenburg Outdoor Education Partnership (WOEP)
WCF partners with:

  • GFWC Hassayampa Woman's Club
  • Maricopa County Parks
  • Friends of Hassayampa (Hassayampa River Preserve)
  • Desert Caballeros Western Museum
  • AZ Game and Fish
  • Bureau of Land Managemen
  • Town of Wickenburg Parks & Recreation
  • Wickenburg, Nadaburg and Morristown schools
  • Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce

to create, host  and fund outdoor programs that meet AZ Dept. of Education science standards. Hands-on nature programs increase student interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and support AZ science standards. 

Hug-A-Tree and Survive

Yavapai Search and Rescue taught WOEP members how to present the Hug-A-Tree program, a 45 minute fun and interactive program geared for

ages 6 - 12. Contact us if you would like to schedule a class for your youth group or school.  Participants receive a free survival pack.

 Wickenburg Conservation Foundation

​Your donations make these fun and interactive programs possible.