Here you’ll find information on our field trip to the 40th St Bat Tunnel! For information regarding the 24th and Arizona Biltmore Circle location, click here! Did you know that Phoenix has a colony of about 10,000-20,000 Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, roosting right in the middle of the city? At the 40th Street and Camelback canal, these bats take over the overflow tunnel from the months of May through October, as they take care of their young, hunt for food, and take advantage of the abundant hunting opportunities throughout the summer.Read More →

On Tuesday nights, we head to the Phoenix Public Library to hang out at their Hacker’s Haven maker space. It is so awesome to see that Phoenix is funding these spaces for kids to get together and get creative! Hacker’s Haven is a place for kids, teenagers, and parents to gather and work with electronics. There are people there who can explain how to make circuits, how to use the electronics, and how they work. This is a space for kids to get together, play and invent on their own and with each other, in an environment that encourages hands-on learning and development.Read More →

A couple of weeks ago, I received a very interesting email from Jeff Moriarty, the founder of Ignite Phoenix, inviting me to submit a talk to this year’s event. Ignite is an annual event showcasing 18 passionate speakers giving snapshots of brilliance, creativity, and inspiration from their lives. It’s a lot like TED, only the talks are 5 minutes long instead of 18. Previous speakers have included Bogi Lateiner of 180-degree auto, Jonathan McNamara who builds giant robots, and Sean Tierney, who “falls up” in his love for paragliding. This year, I will be joining the ranks of passionate presenters! I will one of theRead More →