Field Studies for Schools IRL: Nature as Teacher – Thursday, May 13

Field Studies for Schools IRL: Nature as Teacher – Thursday, May 13

Explore the diversity of our public lands where nature serves as teacher and guide on how to live sustainably!

Use the Video Window and Chat box to watch live from the field and communicate with us in real time. At the bottom of the page view the slide show to help understand some of the learning concepts!


  • Slide #1: Thank you The Wilderness Society

  • Slide #2: Basin and Range Province

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

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

  • Slide #5: In the Oak Grassland biome the Oak tree is a keystone species.

  • Slide #6: Orange trees make oranges, Apple trees make apples, and Oak trees make acorns!

  • Slide #7: This is a male turkey - also known as a tom. Bright colors signify health. Probably ate a lot of acorns!

  • Slide #8: In AZ black bears also have a brown color phase. This bear is leaving its winter den looking for food - dreaming about acorns, I'm sure. (Sky Island Alliance)

  • Slide #9: Territorial and known for planning ahead. Acorn woodpeckers store acorns for future food!