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.
Green Infrastructure for Blue Water
Until the turn of the millennium, stormwater had been seen as a nuisance to be removed as quickly as possible. Storms meant flooding, property damage and even potential contamination of the potable water supply by litter, pollution and bacteria. But, where previous decision makers had seen a waste product, a new school of experts saw opportunity.
Centering the Source of Water Knowledge
Faculty members at the University of Arizona are utilizing community-engaged research methods to connect with communities, which, in turn, help identify research priorities, build trusting relationships, uphold self-determination and ultimately generate more accurate information to shape public health solutions, including those focused on water quality.
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.