Camelback Science Club Visits Southern Arizona

Posted by Community Relations at 9/10/2014

The Camelback Science club started the new school year off with a visit to southern Arizona over Labor Day weekend. Two teachers and 21 students toured the Queen Mine in Bisbee, camped in the desert at Colossal Cave in Vail, and fed the animals (ostriches, deer, donkeys, ducks, goats, prairie dogs and lorikeets) at Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Farm in Picacho Peak. Camelback High boasts a very active science club with three to four events per semester. In the past 15 years, the club has visited Tucson Gem Show, Meteor Crater, the Grand Canyon, Kitt Peak, Phoenix Zoo, Out of Africa, World Wildlife Zoo, Arizona Science Center, Butterfly Wonderland, Boyce Arboretum, Audubon Nina Pulliam Center, Arizona Game and Fish, Sonora Desert Museum, Shamrock Farms, and Tucson Air and Space Museum, plus fossil hunting and crayfishing. Other events planned for 2014-15 include the Flagstaff lava tubes, Lowell Observatory, Audubon volunteer Saturdays, ASU "Night of the Open Door", National Geographic speaker tour, and ASU Geosciences Open House.

The Camelback Science Club is always looking for other science experiences and welcomes any such offerings. The club accepts Arizona Education Tax donations to offset club expenses to involve more students. For more information contact science teachers and club advisors Lauren Marce-Hubert marce@phoenixunion.org or Claudia Marek marek@phoenixunion.org

“Most venues do give a discount to school groups, but tickets can still be a problem for some of our students. Donations are welcome through Arizona Tax Donations and the "Support My Club" website,” Marce-Hubert said.