Connecting people through a passion for environment
Being Arizona's only land-grant university means that our connection to the community is deeper than just the land we occupy. The University of Arizona has a commitment to supporting, collaborating and working with the vibrant communities that make up Southern Arizona, especially when it comes to the stewardship of our environment.
Whether you're a community member, an educator, or are just looking to get involved, explore ways to interact with the many environmental units at the University of Arizona.
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The University of Arizona connects with the community through outreach and partnerships that educate community members about and promote sustainable agriculture and gardening, water and watershed conservation and restoration, and more.
Resources for the Community
The University of Arizona serves as a vast resource of public information on a variety of topics, focusing on education of earth and environmental sciences, farming and ranching in Arizona, climate and its impacts, wildfire management, renewable energy, phenology and much more.
The University of Arizona and its research partners value the involvement and dedication of community members in contributing to scientific knowledge. Citizen scientists work in collaboration with scientists and researchers on a variety of projects to help researchers more quickly and efficiently address societal and environmental needs, accelerate science and innovation, and improve understanding of the natural world.
Shannon Taylor: Bringing Traditional Ecological Knowledge to conservation and cartography
Shannon Taylor, White Mountain Apache and Navajo, is a junior studying Geographic Information Systems Technology. In this Q&A, she discusses how she hopes to apply Traditional Ecological Knowledge along with GIS and cartography to help with Native American communities' conservation efforts, historic preservation, land management and other tribal environmental issues.
Faculty Feature: Zack Guido
Zack Guido is the Director of AIR’s International Programs, who unravels the intricate interplay between resilience and adaptability in the face of environmental stressors. In this Q&A, Guido delves into his collaboration with communities to bolster their climate resilience, advocating for the integration of weather and climate information into decision-making processes. He explores the pivotal connection between resilience work and pressing matters of social justice and equity, shedding light on the importance of actively involving marginalized communities in research.
Grace Adams: Shifting campus culture toward sustainability and stewardship
Grace Adams is a senior studying Environmental Science with an emphasis on Leadership, Sustainability, and Communication. As the outreach and communications team lead for Compost Cats and through her other various activities, Adams has worked to shift the UArizona campus culture toward sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Faculty Feature: Stacey Tecot
Associate professor of anthropology Stacey Tecot has conducted field work in Madagascar for decades - work that would not be possible without the local researchers and guides who share their wealth of ecological knowledge. Now, Tecot is in the final stages of a storytelling project to preserve and center that knowledge and inspire the next generation of ecologists and biologists in Madagascar.
UArizona and partners form consortium to address Southwest water concerns
Together with the University of Southern California and the University of Nevada, the University of Arizona is launching the Consortium for Potable Water Reuse to improve water security and water reuse methods in the arid southwestern United States.