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The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum is looking for volunteers for their new stingray exhibit opening in May.  This exhibit will have a hands on aspect, as guests will be able to touch and feed the rays.  Aquatic Interpreters will get the chance to engage with the public, expand their public speaking skills, while gaining the knowledge of the museum and species related to the Sea of Cortez. Applicants should have an outgoing personality and an... Read More

Research Themes:
Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Science Engagement, Water

Environment Arizona is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for our environment. Environment Arizona draws on 30 years of success in tackling our top environmental problems.

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Energy, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Food Systems and Security, Governance, Law, and Policy, Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Public Health, Science Engagement, Urban Environment, Water

Local First Arizona (LFA) is a non-profit business coalition promoting the message of economic sustainability. We educate individuals, stakeholders, business leaders, and policymakers about the significant economic, civic and cultural benefit of strong local economies. We build vibrant communities that make residents proud to call Arizona home.

 

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Food Systems and Security, Governance, Law, and Policy, Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Public Health, Urban Environment, Water

Desert Harvesters is a non-profit, grassroots effort based in Tucson, Arizona. We strive to promote, celebrate, and enhance local food and water security by encouraging the planting of rain along with indigenous, food-bearing perennial plants (such as the velvet mesquite or Prosopis velutina,foothills palo verde, & desert ironwood trees, prickly pear cactus, saguaro cactus, barrel cactus) where we live, work, and play.... Read More

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Food Systems and Security, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Public Health, Urban Environment, Water

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on... Read More

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Energy, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Food Systems and Security, Governance, Law, and Policy, Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Public Health, Science Engagement, Urban Environment, Water

Primavera’s Mission: “The Primavera Foundation provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization.” Primavera’s main areas of support are survival, stability, security and sustainability.  Primavera focuses their efforts on providing these main areas of support in order to “promotes economic and social justice while working to build a future in which all people are assured... Read More

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Food Systems and Security, Science Engagement, Urban Environment

The Environmental Education Exchange (EEE) is a non-profit organization that teaches and promotes environmental literacy through education, engagement and community outreach. The EEE provides trainings, consultations, workshops, program design and planning services to community organizations, business and educational institutions through a customized approach.  “The Exchange strives to design programs which are ecologically sound, culturally... Read More

Research Themes:
Climate and Adaptation, Energy, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Food Systems and Security, Science Engagement

Cooperative Extension, an outreach arm of The University of Arizona and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), is "Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy" by serving as a statewide network of knowledgeable faculty and staff that provides lifelong educational programs for all Arizonans. We are part of a nationwide educational network of scientists and educators who help people solve problems and put knowledge to use.... Read More

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Food Systems and Security, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Public Health, Urban Environment, Water

Tucson Wildlife Center (TWC) has provided emergency medical care for all of Southern Arizona's Wildlife for the past 18 years. In 2015 over 3,000 injured or orphaned wild animals passed through our doors. TWC is dedicated to Rescue, Rehab, Release and promoting habitat protection and coexistence through education.

Presently, we are in need of "like minded" volunteers to help with the expected Spring rush of injured and orphaned young... Read More

Research Themes:
Climate and Adaptation, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Urban Environment

LEAF works on harvesting food products that would otherwise go to waste on the UA campus. LEAF seeks volunteers to help harvest trees on campus. Contact LEAF to volunteer.

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Food Systems and Security, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Public Health, Urban Environment

What is a “living street” anyway?  Well, it’s our idea of a street that is vibrant, safe, and full of people, for example: 

Streets for socializing and relaxing, Streets with safe space for everyone, Streets as green space, Streets as economic generators, Streets for people, Streets for community building. 

A living streets allows for people of all ages and abilities to be together, get to wherever they need to go, socialize,... Read More

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Energy, Governance, Law, and Policy, Public Health, Urban Environment

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