Arizona Illustrated - Science and Nature

Saguaro Census

Nov 22, 2019 Park rangers, conservationists, and volunteers gather every 10 years to count saguaros in the Sonoran Desert.

Like a Mountain

Nov 12, 2019 A look at Aldo Leopold, considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology.

The SkyCenter

Oct 14, 2019 Amateur stargazers and professional astronomers set their eyes on planets and galaxies millions of miles away.

Digging for the Root

Oct 14, 2019 Embracing natural and organic approach to health remedies, therapies, and cures.

Bisbee Science Lab

Oct 7, 2019 An innovative stem education program for the next generation of young scientists in Bisbee, AZ.

Wildland Firefighter

Sep 30, 2019 A former wildland firefighter looks back at her life on the front lines.

Northern Jaguar Reserve

Sep 23, 2019 A look at the endangered jaguar and a group of people in northern Mexico who are helping to save their habitat.

Bat Woman

Sep 9, 2019 A profile of a wildlife biologist Debbie Buecher and her study of bats in southern Arizona

The Foray

Sep 9, 2019 A visit to the White Mountains to learn more about this mysterious fungi at the Annual Foray of the Arizona Mushroom Society.

Rescuing Wildlife

Aug 5, 2019 The Tucson Wildlife Center receives more than 3,000 birds and other animals each year, and operates the state’s first and only wildlife hospital open year-round.

Tree Readers

Jul 22, 2019 Taking a closer look at how tree rings are formed in order to understand how climate change will affect the forests of the southwest.

The Santa Cruz

Jul 15, 2019 Earlier this month, a stretch of a long-dry river bed in the heart of Tucson was reborn.

Waste Not

Jul 8, 2019 A new recycling trend in composting toilets puts human waste to work.

OSIRIS-REx Mission Milestones

Jul 1, 2019 An excerpt from the Arizona Public Media documentary OSIRIS-REx: Countdown to Launch.

The Phoenix Mars Mission

Jul 1, 2019 The first ever NASA mission to be headquartered at a public university, the University of Arizona.

Narrative Medicine

Jun 17, 2019 Young medical students learn the art of empathy and compassion.

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