UPCOMING EVENTS

Bisbee Backyard Brainstorm

Sunday, October 10th, 12:00-6:00 pm

Location: 519 W Melody Lane, Bisbee

A community design workshop at the Annex 

Do you use the backyard at 519 W Melody Lane? Come help us discover what the community wants in a learning ecosystem! Take part in our workshop and help us design a hub of knowledge, sustainability, and partnership here at the Bisbee annex!

FREE FOOD INCLUDED!

Workshop activities include:

-Learning about the design process

-Learning about ecological principles for our climate

-Defining the design concept for the annex backyard

-Defining the objectives for the backyard

-Choosing design elements to be implemented

-Co-design activities

Science Café

Sky Island FotoFauna: A Community Science Wildlife Camera Project

Sunday, October 24th, 3:00-5:00 pm 

Location: The Courtyard, 18 Brewery Avenue, Bisbee

 

Zoe Fullem, Community Science Manager at Sky Island Alliance

Sky Island FotoFauna is a community-driven wildlife project that harnesses the power of volunteer-operated wildlife cameras throughout the Sky Island region. Participants set up a wildlife camera in their backyard and submit one checklist per camera every month to indicate which species were (and weren’t) detected on camera that month. These submissions help give us a clearer picture of when and where different wildlife species are present in the region.

After a year of collecting wildlife photos and analyzing these data, Sky Island Alliance is excited to expand the program to reach more communities in the region. Through a pilot program with the Copper Queen Library in Bisbee, Sky Island Alliance will be providing wildlife camera kits that community members can check out and use in their yards or throughout their properties. Kits include a wildlife camera and accessories, helpful species identification resources, and a Getting Started guide to FotoFauna—everything you need to get to know the wildlife community right in your backyard!

Come meet Sky Island Alliance staff and learn how to join the FotoFauna project and how to take part in the wildlife camera kit lending program.

Paul Hirt is a recently retired professor of environmental history and sustainability at Arizona State University. He has published two books and dozens of articles and book chapters on water, energy, and natural resources conservation. In his private life Dr. Hirt works as solar energy advocate, served on the board of directors of Salt River Project from 2016-2020, and was a co-founder of the Sky Island Alliance.

 

Zoe Fullem is the Community Science Manager at Sky Island Alliance in Tucson, AZ. Zoe received her bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in Economics and Environmental Studies, and later attended graduate school at the University of Michigan, receiving an M.S. in Natural Resources with specializations in Conservation Ecology and GIS, and collaborated on projects involving wildlife tracking, citizen science, and ethnobotany in the Great Lakes region. In between, she worked in microfinance and agriculture and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for three years in Panama.

At Sky Island Alliance, Zoe works with partner organizations, community groups, students, interns, and volunteers across Sky Island Alliance’s Water and Wildlife programs. Whether she is facilitating volunteer trainings, recruiting participants for new projects, or out in the field collecting data, she is passionate about making community science projects engaging, inclusive, and accessible to all.

 

Open Lab Hours & Science Fridays 

Join us for Science Fridays!

Follow us on our Facebook page for more details.

 

Fridays

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

519 W Melody Lane

The Bisbee Science Lab is now open to the public on Fridays for in-person programming. Join us for our Open Lab Hours and Science Fridays. From 10:00-5:00 participants can explore the lab, play with any materials available, and engage with the staff. From 2:00-4:00, children are encouraged to participate in "Science Friday" activities covering a wide variety of scientific topics, run by community partner organizations.

Participants will engage in fun experiments, learn exciting new things, and explore the world of science!

Free and open to the public.

*Transportation Assistance Offered*

If your child would like to attend any of our events but is unable due to transportation issues, the Bisbee Science Lab offers free bus passes to children 8+. For more information please email us at bisbeesciencelab@gmail.com

*Questions*

If you have any questions about the Bisbee Science Lab or any of our events, please email us at bisbeesciencelab@gmail.com

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Sky Island STEAM Express

Our mobile lab project, Sky Island STEAM Express, is on the road! Funded by the Rural Activation and Innovation Network, this mobile science lab is travelling throughout Cochise County, bringing interactive STEAM programming to even our most rural residents. Participants engage in hands-on learning opportunities covering a wide range of scientific topics. 

Check out the Sky Island STEAM Express Page for information on when the lab will be visiting your Cochise County Community

Want to act as a community liaison, helping to bring Sky Island STEAM Express to your Cochise County community? Email us at bisbeesciencelab.org 

Bisbee Outdoor Learning Center

Open Fridays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm to students aged 12+

Location: 519 W Melody Lane, Bisbee, AZ

Our new Bisbee Outdoor Learning Center is finally open! With funding from the Bisbee Foundation and support from the Bisbee Unified School District, the Bisbee Outdoor Learning Center will provide high school students a space to complete schoolwork, study, and meet with peers in a safe and distanced manner. Students will have access to high-speed internet, laptops, headphones, tutors, and more in our comfortable outdoor setting.

*masks and social distancing required*

Free Bus Passes

Free bus passes are offered to kids who need transportation to the Annex or Lab for this and all other BSL programs and can be arranged for by calling 520-255-3274 or emailing bisbeesciencelab@gmail.com. Make plans to go full STEAM ahead with us this summer!