Archive for the 'Educational News' Category

Pumpkin season in Chino Valley is a great chance to learn about the outdoors

Game and Fish Commissioner’s farm to host department educational event Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner Norm Freeman, as part of his annual Pumpkin Festival, will open his farm in Chino Valley to host a free Arizona Game and Fish Department educational day on Saturday, Oct. 3. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 […]

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Feeding wildlife continues to create problems Game and Fish reminds public of dangers

As the spring weather warms up and animals such as coyotes and javelina become more active, Arizona Game and Fish Department officials remind everyone to avoid the temptation to feed wildlife. Feeding wildlife is a bad practice that can lead to nuisance problems or potentially dangerous encounters between animals and humans. Recent calls to Game […]

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Kids love the outdoors – if you give them a chance

They “got outdoors,” and so did their kids. It is amazing what a great teacher Mother Nature is. Before long, the kids were enjoying unstructured play in the open desert. They were playing in the dirt, collecting rocks, smashing rocks (looking for crystals), finding bugs, and all sorts of fun kid stuff not dependent on […]

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Arizona wildlife officer wins NWTF award

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has announced that Rick Langley, game specialist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Pinetop region, will be honored as NWTF’s “Arizona Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” for his efforts in conserving America’s wildlife. Langley, who lives in Pinetop, will be recognized during the federation’s 33rd annual […]

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Affordable wildlife-friendly gift ideas for those on your holiday list

Every year many people face the same holiday season challenge: what to buy for that family member or friend who seems to have it all? This year, make it affordable and rewarding by considering one of the many unique gift ideas the Arizona Game and Fish Department has to offer. “If you’re looking for an […]

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Mountain lion incident offers reminders to public

Mountain lion incident offers reminders to public In the aftermath of a recent human-mountain lion encounter in southern Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains, the Arizona Game and Fish Department offers tips for people who recreate or live in mountain lion country. An unusual-acting mountain lion that had been stalking a hiker and his dog in the […]

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New photo sharing web site gives you more

Are you looking for photographs of Arizona’s wildlife? Do you have a great photo you want to chare with people? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, be sure to check out the Department’s new photo sharing web site. You can add your own photos or search for images in 6 different categories, […]

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Bring Arizona wildlife information into your classroom with our podcast

Have you heard our free podcast yet? If not, you are missing out. These short audio rcordings feature experts discussing some of the wildlife and wildlife-related issues found in the state. Each episode can be downloaded as an mp3 file and new episodes are released every two to four weeks. In addition, supplemental classroom material […]

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Open house features renowned artist

The public is invited to meet Sherrie Russell Meline, the winning artist of the 2006-07 Federal Duck Stamp contest, at an open house on Friday, Nov. 7 from 1-5 p.m. at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix. Meline will be signing autographs, displaying samples of her artwork, […]

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Spaces still available for remaining fall workshops

Our “W.H.I.: Wildlife and Habitat Inquiry” Workshops will give you the tools and understanding necessary to bring wildlife-focused inquiry into your classroom. There are currently three W.H.I. workshops scheduled (brief descriptions below), with more planned for the Spring. Each workshop covers a different topic in wildlife biology and costs $20. This fee covers lunch and all workshop […]

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