The Compost Cats promote composting and recylcing at the Tucson Meet Yourself Festival. It is a chance to learn more about composting habits and become more aware of sustainability.
The Compost Cats promote composting and recylcing at the Oro Valley Meet Yourself Festival. It is a chance to learn more about composting habits and become more aware of sustainability.
The overall purpose of this project is to promote sustainable biodiversity through research, education, and outreach. This research project consists of quantifying herpetofaunal (reptile and amphibian) biodiversity at Tumamoc Hill and other fragmented areas of Sonoran Desert habitat throughout Tucson. Because snakes, lizards, frogs, and toads are among the most important consumers and prey in Sonoran desert ecosystems, sustaining herpetofaunal biodiversity is vital to the health of desert ecosystems.
Arizona Cooperative Extension, an outreach arm of the UA and a department of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is providing opportunities for UA students to get out into state communities and work on real-world sustainability issues during summer “externships.” While these communities benefit from the experience, skills, and enthusiasm brought by the university students, students gain experience building sustainable communities as they work with local leaders and on real-world projects.
Magrane, Marple a Science-Poetry Team
IE's Carson Scholar Eric Magrane speaks about the connection between creative writing and the natural environment. As the Desert Museums's poet-in-residence, Magrane does poetry resding and performances with Miss Marple, the Musuem's ringtail cat. He is scheduled to do a reading on May 1 at Antigone Books.
In an effort to promote sustainability, SolarCats partnered with the Honors College in Spring 2011 to create a sustainability mural that could be shown to potential and incoming freshman during Honors College tours. A large, yellow sun is featured behind the prominent UA letters, with other sustainability-related images such as the earth and a solar panel also making an appearance in the corners.