The third annual D-backs Field Trip Day featured 1,200 schoolchildren who learned the "Science of Baseball" from UA engineering professor Ricardo Valerdi, participated in baseball games and received two tickets to a D-backs home game.

Photos from the 2018 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. You can catch the cowboys and cowgirls competing through Sunday, Feb. 25. Photos by Daily Star staff photographers Kelly Presnell, Ron Medvescek and Mike Christy.

The 4,000-acre Oracle State Park and wildlife refuge north of Tucson is home to the Kannally Ranch House and nearly 16 miles of hiking trails, four of which comprise part of the Arizona Trail. A $4 million makeover could be coming the park's way in form of cabin rentals and RV sites.

Bocce ball and tennis competitions were held today, part of the month-long 2018 Tucson Senior Olympic Festival. Nearly 100 events for men and women aged 50 and over are held at several venues in Tucson.

Thousands of sandhill cranes take flight for morning and evening feedings in the agricultural fields near Willcox and McNeal, part of the Wings over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival which continues through Jan 14 southeast of Tucson. Video by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

Nearly a half-million Girl Scout cookies were shipped for sale in Southern Arizona this year. Local troop leaders picked up their supply at Bekins Warehouse to sell, for $5 each, through March 4.

The 2018 Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival features hundreds of sandhill cranes and other birds on a migratory stop at the Willcox Playa and fields around Cochise County. Mass ascents by large flocks at viewing areas around the playa are not uncommon. The 24th annual event runs …

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Students from Carrillo K-5 Magnet sang and walked through the streets of Barrio Viejo, symbolizing the biblical story of Mary and Joseph as they sought shelter so Mary could give birth to baby Jesus.