Inspire the next generation of students through hands-on environmental education!
The Madrean Sky Islands, also known as the Sonoran Sky Islands, are a series of 57 isolated mountains that run from Arizona and New Mexico to Northern Mexico. Each mountain sits in the hot and arid desert of the surrounding lowlands, however, their tops are adorned with pine-oak forests. This unique landscape makes this region a hotspot and home to one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world.
GreaterGood.org's program, Madrean Discovery Expeditions, is dedicated to educating local students about the natural history and amazing plants and animals living right in their backyard. The future of the environment begins with the education of today's youth and their understanding of the natural environment in which they live.
The Madrean Education program brings knowledge of the Madrean Discovery Expeditions and the natural history of Sonora directly to the local community. By educating local students and involving communities in expeditions and conservation efforts, the fragile Sky Island ecosystems have a greater chance to survive and thrive. Since 2017, the MDE program has provided scholarships to Mexican college students who study and write about the Sky Islands for their undergraduate thesis.
You can help the youngest generation of Sonoran residents to grow up to be more informed and engaged residents, parents, and teachers. Just $10 helps towards their education.
Madrean Discovery Expeditions is a Signature Program of GreaterGood.org whose mission is to explore, study, and protect the Madrean Archipelago in Sonora, Mexico. All biodiversity observations made during the expeditions to these unique ecosystems are stored in an open-source database, used for conservation, research, and education.
GreaterGood.org has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of GreaterGood.org.