Field Studies for Schools IRL: Aquatic Habitats – Friday, May 14

Field Studies for Schools IRL: Aquatic Habitats – Friday, May 14

Explore the diversity of our public lands. Today we take students on an adventure to Sonoran Desert aquatic habitats!


  • Slide #1: Thank you The Wilderness Society

  • First complex civilizations depended upon reliable water sources and moderate to warm growing climates

  • Slide #3: Our region is an intersection of ecosystems!

  • Slide #4: Sky Islands with many biomes are diverse watersheds!

  • Agriculture enhanced diversity!

  • Adobe houses built from local material- Art by Michael Hampshire

  • Macro Invertebrates

  • Gila Topminnow love mosquitos and other macro inverts

  • Lowland Leopard Frog skin is sensitive to toxins

  • Coati troop at Cienega Creek - they are omnivores (like you)!