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.
Roger Palmenberg: From Data to Double Dutch
Roger Palmenberg is a second-year student at the University of Arizona studying statistics and data science in, but that is just the beginning of his interests. A professional athlete, and musician and an environmental advocate, Palmenberg talks about how everyone -- regardless of there field of study or hobbies -- can care for the Earth.
Faculty Feature: David Pietz
Professor David Pietz is a leading expert in Chinese history and the UNESCO Chair in Environmental History at the University of Arizona. In this Q&A session, Dr. Pietz discusses China's contemporary environmental challenges, which are shaped by resource constraints and rapid economic growth that bear some similarities to the environmental issues faced in Arizona.
Samantha Araya: Innovator and Advocate
Samantha Araya is a junior in the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. Inspired by her upbringing in Costa Rica, Araya strives to integrate sustainability throughout her personal life while also advocating for environmentally conscious behavior among her peers.
In this Q&A, Araya explores her interests in technology and how she believes everyone has a role to play in protecting our environment and natural resources.
Faculty Feature: Beth Tellman
Assistant Professor of Geography Beth Tellman is one of eight Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy Fellows this year. In this Q&A, Tellman talks about strengthening flood resilience and community rebuilding, using data to address injustices in flood mitigation infrastructure, and promoting a justice-centered approach to environmental challenges.
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.