City Nature Challenge
On April 9, Arizona Project WET hosted several teachers for a workshop to introduce community-based science tools and methods in anticipation of the upcoming City Nature Challenge (CNC). Starting in 2016 as a competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the CNC has grown into an international event, motivating people around the world to find and share wildlife in their cities. The CNC is an annual four-day bioblitz to document biodiversity. This year the CNC runs from April 29 to May 2. The workshop prepared teachers to utilize the online community science tool iNaturalist with their students to conduct a bioblitz on their school campus, local park, or other green space.
Additional virtual workshops will be hosted by SARSEF over the next few weeks. These will include:
Using iNaturalist for Student Research
iNaturalist and the National Phenology Network: Recording Biodiversity
How Community Science Data is Used in Research
University of Arizona researchers Kathy Jacobs, Neha Gupta, Chris Castro, and Hsin-I Chang have been key contributors to the first comprehensive assessment of climate change effects on the Lower Santa Cruz River Basin (LSCRB).
The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES),
As part of the WRRC’s Indigenous Water Dialogues, we are pleased to announce a special panel discussion of INHABITANTS: Indigenous Perspectives On Restoring Our World, as well as free screening for all event registrants.
The International Association of Hydrogeologists Commission on Managing Aquifer Recharge (IAH-MAR Commission) held a meeting and plenary session at ISMAR11 on the evening of April 12, 2022. In addition to electing a slate of officers, the session honored individuals who had contributed significantly to the organization’s mission.
The 2022 WRRC Conference, Arizona’s Agricultural Outlook: Water, Climate, and Sustainability, is quickly approaching.