Let’s Go Chipper!™ is an award-winning eco-educational series playfully teaching children good character & a love for the environment. This year we’ve partnered with Hyatt Place® Phoenix/Mesa to bring Chipper into the local Arizona community and into the classroom in order to inspire conscientiousness in kids. Come visit on your next business trip or come stay for a family weekend getaway filled with Chipper fun. Learn more about our upcoming events at our Chipper for Hyatt Place®Phoenix/Mesa website.
The Let’s Go Chipper series featuring books, apps, movies school- and community-based programs that playfully teach children respect, good character, and a love for the environment. Contact Chipper for your classroom kit or to book a story time with one of our Chipper Ambassadors, or let us create a program for you school, church, or community organization!
Ready to learn about Arizona? Check out these fun facts about the state’s history, people and official state symbols.
• Statehood: February 14, 1912. Arizona was the 48th state to join the United States.
• State Flag: Adopted in 1917, the lower half of the flag is a blue field. The upper half is divided into thirteen equal segments, six light yellow and seven red. In the center of the flag is a copper-colored five-point star. The red and the blue are the same shades as the flag of the United States of America, and it measures four feet high and six feet wide.
• State Seal: Arizona’s main enterprises and attractions are represented in the seal, which was adopted in 1911. In the background of the seal is a range of mountains with the sun rising behind the peaks. At the right side of the mountains are a water storage reservoir and a dam, with irrigated fields and orchards. There are cattle grazing on the right, and a quartz mill and a miner with a pick and shovel on the left.
Population and Geography
• Population: 6.5 million (2008 estimate)
• State Capitol: Phoenix
• Largest Cities: Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale
• Border States: California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
• State Size: 113,909 square miles, the 6th largest state in the USA
• State Symbols
• State Motto: Ditat Deus (“God Enriches”)
• State Nickname: Grand Canyon State
• State Songs: “Arizona March Song” and “Arizona”
• State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom
• State Gem: Turquoise
• State Tree: Palo Verde
• State Bird: Cactus Wren
• State Fossil: Petrified Wood
• State Mammal: Ringtail
• State Reptile: Arizona Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake
• State Fish: Apache Trout
• State Amphibian: Arizona Tree Frog
• Official Neckwear: Bola Tie
Nature-inspired, play-based learning, enjoy hands-on crafts that will engage children while teaching valuable lessons in science, art, and social skills. Have you made a Helping Hands tree?
Chipper Ambassadors are available for story time activities in the classroom, community, or visit us during a Chipper family getaway providing fun for kids while parents reconnect.