I’ve been enjoying the Earth while being out of school, because of school closures due to COVID-19. I’ve been doing a lot of hiking through Arizona. I saw a lot of wildlife like chuckwallas, geckos and chipmunks. I even got to see a beehive up close. My dad got me a new bike and I’ve been riding it all over the neighborhood with him. My sister and I made obstacle course in our backyard. I’ve had a lot of fun doing these things outdoors.
Recently I visited the Casa Grande Ruins National Park with my Girl Scout Troop. It was very fun and the sites were amazing.
There were many structures that the Sonoran Desert People’s ancestors built a long time ago. There were many small and regular houses and there was one called the ‘Big House.’ The Big House is where the people gathered if they needed a meeting or to get together. All of the houses were made out of a claymud substance.
Have you ever stayed in a wolf’s lodge with all the fun under one roof? Well, I have—it was called the Great Wolf Lodge. I went just before New Year’s for two days, Dec. 28 and 29, 2019. There are other locations for the lodge in states such as California, Texas and Washington. I went to the one in Scottsdale at Talking Stick.
On Dec. 5, the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus had the pleasure of performing at the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. This was the first time in 28 years that they were invited to do so, but the third time in their history.
Have you ever seen yellow tape on four wooden sticks at the beach? It’s usually at the bottom of the dunes. That tape is marking the baby sea turtles nest and marine biologists say you must set up your beach chairs 10 feet or more away from the tape. The reason is to protect the sea turtle nests, which are buried in the sand. Sea turtle hatchlings have less than 1 percent chance of surviving to adulthood.
I had a very exciting summer vacation in Greece! If you ever go and you land in Athens, like I did, try to look out the window, because the view is beautiful!
After we got to our hotel we went out for dinner. I had Greek salad and sardines marinated in vinegar. The next day we went to the Acropolis museum. The Acropolis is an archaeological museum that holds artifacts. While visiting there you can see the Temple of Athena Nike. It is a temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena Nike.
When the summer temperatures rise in the Valley of the Sun, it is good to find an oasis. My family and I found our oasis at Fossil Creek, which is located about 2 1/2 hours north of Phoenix, between Camp Verde and Payson. Fossil Creek is one of only two Wild & Scenic designated rivers in all of Arizona.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly an airplane? I flew an airplane in a program called Wright Flight. To be able to fly you have to be a fifth-grader at a school that participates in the program.
Have you wondered what it’s like to swim with dolphins? Well, I will tell you what it’s like.
My Girl Scout troop and I were waiting to go on a trip to Odysea Aquarium and Dolphinaris for a long time! We had to sell a lot of cookies to earn the money for this trip and finally the day came and we headed to Scottsdale. We were super excited even though it was a long ride to the aquarium. I like to look at the shape of the clouds to pass the time.
If you are interested in planes, the Pima Air & Space Museum is the right place for you. It is a beautiful destination with planes, helicopters, rockets, and spacecraft on display. There are multiple hangars to explore, as well as many more planes to see outside.Courteous staff schedule regular tram tours to talk to people about the aircraft. The museum also provides classes for children of all ages to learn about the subject of planes and rockets.