6.30.2021 – Summer Kick-Off (What a Great June)

From ending the school year to starting summer programs, June left Willow Bend with many activities! Here is a quick highlight:

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We kicked off the month of June and ended spring semester with a last-minute call to evaluate student climate and renewable energy projects at the Flagstaff Junior Academy! Congratulations to all students that participated and created projects! And thanks to the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Section, Wind for Schools, Repowering Schools and Prometheus Solar for supporting our Climate and Renewable Energy programs!

May be an image of child, standing, sitting and indoorWe then started our summer programs learning about insects and worms with the help of the Biodiversity Outreach Network. We worked with Kinsey Elementary to present the complexity and importance of these incredible little creatures.

Our first McMillan Mesa family nature walk was a success and will continue the rest of the summer!

We launched our summer camp partnerships with a field trip for Forest Highlands summer campers, who visited the center to learn about the insects and other wildlife in Northern Arizona. We concluded our community programs with a prairie dog watching event held in partnership with an AWWE (Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience) and Habitat Harmony.

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Lastly, we got a special visit from our new district supervisor Jeronimo Vasquez! We are excited to be working more with Supervisor Vasquez oMay be an image of text that says 'Willow Bend I support nental education cente Willow Bend'n environmental education projects.

With such an awesome June, we can’t wait to see what is in store for the rest of the summer

(Blot post written by Camryn Mcahon)