Field Notes

Sky Island Alliance Coffee Break: The Incredible Story of Jaguars in the Borderlands

June 11, 2020

Join us on World Jaguar Day to celebrate majestic northern jaguars. Hear the latest updates on who’s been spotted lately. Learn what organizations in Sonora and the southwestern U.S. are doing to provide jaguars with the connected open space they need to recover and thrive. We’ll be hosting Turtle Southern from the Northern Jaguar Project, and Randy Serraglio from…
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Water Roots – River Walk: A sunset tour to illustrate a new vision for the Rillito

August 28, 2018

Water Roots is on the move with Watershed Management Group! Join us for a special sunset walking tour along the Rillito that will highlight river restoration opportunities and actions and the local flora and fauna, including Mexican free-tail bat viewing from the Campbell Street Bridge. Don’t forget your walking shoes. We will begin at St….
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Water Roots: Exclusive screening of Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers & Tides

July 31, 2018

Join us for a special screening and panel discussion, hosted by the Loft Cinema in partnership with Sky Island Alliance and University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center. Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides is a truly beautiful, Scottish-German 2001 documentary about artist Goldsworthy, a Scotsman whose medium is nature itself and whose preferred studio is the…
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Border Lecture Series at Borderlands Brewing Co

July 26, 2018

Join our very own Emma Fajardo for a presentation on why Sky Islands Alliance’s special brand of collaborative conservation is so effective, especially in our Sky Island Borderlands! Good brews, community, and conservation talk. What more could you ask for on a Thursday evening in downtown Tucson?! Hope to see you there.

Water Roots – Water Beats: Reflections in water and music

June 28, 2018

Join us at Public Brewhouse, 209 N Hoff Ave, Tucson, for an evening of good brews, good words, and good tunes. Music and art have the power to both inspire and mirror—to motivate action and to show where we have traveled. This Water Roots presentation will be a fun evening of music and water combined….
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Seeking springs in Sonora: New findings from spring surveys and the students working to study them

May 7, 2018

Join us at Exo Roast Coffee Co, 403 N 6th Ave, Tucson, for an evening presentation on the amazing work of students in Sonora seeking to protect their unique springs ecosystems. Lea Ibarra and Valeria Cañedo, two of the student leaders from Grupo de Exploración de Manantiales en Sonora, will be joining us too, so…
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Snowfall and frogs: Connecting mountain and desert waters

May 2, 2018

Join us at Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E Toole Ave, Tucson, for a pint and presentation on the importance of Sky Island streams to sustaining our lowland water sources. Desert waters are precious and essential for life—and in Tucson, much of it comes from the mountains that surround our city. An important water source in…
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Springs in our wildest places: results from 100+ springs surveys in Sky Island wilderness

April 24, 2018

Join us at Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E Toole Ave, Tucson, for a pint and presentation on the interesting things we’ve been learning about springs in our Sky Island Wilderness areas. Ever wondered what springs in the wilderness look like—or how many are out there?! Sami will take you on a tour of springs surveyed…
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Rooted: public values and uses for Arizona streams and springs

April 6, 2018

What does water mean to you? View the recording of Julia’s presentation on our YouTube channel. Is water really life, as reflected in public values and principles? Fresh water in an increasingly arid region like ours is important, but seeing or having access to surface water has many different meanings and uses to different people….
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