Education & Outreach Programs

Part of the mission of the Research Ranch is to inform interested individuals and groups about the ecology of the ranch and surrounding areas, and to share methods for safeguarding this sensitive and disappearing bioregion. This is done both at the Ranch and at other sites. Workshops, seminars, a monthly (almost) presentation series, field trips, and this website are all designed to help humans coexist with the rest of nature. Experts in geology, plant identification, zoology, hydrology, astronomy, landscape design, FireWise principles, and other topics share their expertise in various programs at the Research Ranch. The Research Ranch staff members also present programs to civic groups, clubs, and in classrooms, and participate in regional forums.
 

Potluck & Presentations - Living Gently on the Land (CANCELLED INDEFINITELY)
Education & Outreach Programs

Potluck and Presentation Living Gently on the Land

Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch Living Gently on the Land Potluck and Presentation Educational Series events have been cancelled indefinitely. We hope to find a way to fill this void. We truly miss you all!

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Science on the Sonoita Plain
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Science on the Sonoita Plain

The Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium is held annually to share results of scientific investigations and land management activities that are occurring within the upper watersheds of Cienega Creek, Sonoita Creek, and the Babocomari River. The SOSP symposium encourages exchange among scientists, land managers, local landowners and citizens about the unique and diverse resources of the Sonoita Plain. Sponsored by: Cienega Watershed Partnership and National Audubon Society with Support from Partnering Organization: The Nature Conservancy and Bureau of Land Management.

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Appleton-Whittell Christmas Bird Count
Education & Outreach Programs

Appleton-Whittell Christmas Bird Count

The AZAW CBC for 2021 has been successfully completed. Thank you to all of our 41 participants who were able to participate given our continued COVID restrictions. Currently all numbers are tentative, species count is 102 with a total bird count of 8118. The overall high number for total bird count is due to a sighting of 3000 Brewer's Blackbirds from out East Mesa section team and overall high numbers of Mourning Doves. Highlights to be listed shortly.

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