Communities, Culture & Engagement

Arizona Environment serves as a hub in a vast knowledge network that focuses on pubic engagement, collaborative solutions and communications at the community level. Through national, international and regional networks, programs and publications, we support resilient communities and preservation of their cultural and environmental heritage.

UArizona utilizes its network of knowledgeable faculty and staff to help people solve problems and to encourage joint learning between academics and local experts. Knowledge networks such as Arizona Cooperative Extension provide a link between the university and Arizona citizens to help communities across different cultures build thriving, sustainable livelihoods. Training programs at UArizona help educate professionals, decision-makers, volunteers, school children and community members about agriculture, sustainable gardening, water harvesting and reuse, traditional ecological knowledge, and more. We also offer educational programs designed to help teachers convey the principles of environmental science and stewardship to promote scientific literacy in Arizona classrooms.