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Skiing Arizona

We’re known for desert heat, but skiing is a thriving activity during winter months. Arizona boasts not only the southernmost ski area in the continental U.S. but one of the oldest as well!...

Sky Islands

The billions of pixels in a GigaPan image let you see close details of a panorama. Zoom in on this image of the Baboquivari Mountains and move around to find Kitt Peak National Observatory, located...

Ask A Biologist

Questions About Science or Nature? Ask A Biologist! The Ask A Biologist gallery is a hands-on educational resource for teachers and students. Science comes alive with a web-based learning center...

Citizen Science

People of all ages and backgrounds can contribute to scientific investigations simply by observing the things around us. Citizen science harnesses the power of people to collect information and share...

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Games, galleries, and more How do you define a cactus? Where can you find a Gila Monster? And what is a ringtail, really (besides the Arizona State Mammal)? You can find these answers and more by...

Arizona Habitats

Arizona HabiMap The Arizona Experience is proud to feature the Arizona HabiMap, a customizable fountain of knowledge for geography and wildlife developed by Arizona Game and Fish. This extraordinary...

Patient Care Facilities

Arizona is home to several highly respected treatment facilities. Through partnerships and collaborations, Arizona facilities are recognized worldwide for treating Alzheimer’s disease, various...

Biomedical Companies

Some biomedical companies develop products to be used by patients. Other companies help patients by developing tests or systems that can be used by a treatment facility to improve diagnostics,...

Genomic Research

Genomic research is one noted area of excellence in Arizona. Genomics is a field of genetic research that encompasses DNA sequencing and genetic mapping. This field is gaining worldwide attention...

Biosciences Education

Universities Arizona’s three state universities all excel in developing research programs that address some of the most exciting fields in bioscience, from genomics breakthroughs that fight cancer...

Arizona Biosciences: A Success Story

Phoenix is the hub of the bioscience (also called biomedical or biotechnical) industry in the Southwest. Planned collaborations between educational institutions, facilities and businesses have...

Women and Culture in Copper Country

One hundred years ago, Arizona was a cultural hodgepodge even greater than it is today. At least 21 American Indian tribes lived on the land, some tracing their history back 12,000 years. Arizona’s...

The Copper Corridor

The Route 77 byway southeast of Phoenix and northwest of Tucson winds through the Sonoran Desert, edges riparian areas of the San Pedro and Gila rivers and crosses some of Arizona’s richest...

Gems and Precious Minerals

Discover more of Arizona’s mineral history. A whopping 809 of the earth’s 4,000 naturally occurring minerals are found in Arizona. Put another way, over 20% of the mineral types collected...

Mineral History Timeline

The search for mineral wealth defines Arizona’s human history. There is evidence that Arizona’s earliest known inhabitants mined turquoise, cinnabar, coal, and other minerals and pigments as early...

Mining for Tomorrow

Mining techniques are constantly evolving. Mineral extraction today is conducted on an exponentially larger scale than the hand drilled operations of the 1880’s. New processes can move over...

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