Plant, insect, and microbe systems

Poetry Reading: In Awe of Mountains and Rivers

Uoin us as we gather around the designated “Po-eh-TREE” tree for poetry reading. The theme for poems shared this Saturday will be: “In Awe of Mountains and Rivers”. Meet up is under the trees in front of Herring Hall.
To RSVP for this free tour/event and for parking directions, contact or 520-621-7074. Please indicate your name, contact number or email, the tour date, and the number of guests who will be attending the tour with you.

Trees Around the World Tour

Although the UA strives to select only the best adapted plants, for more than a century the campus landscape has also served as testing grounds for trees from climates unlike our own, supplying the Campus Arboretum with a collection of unusual but delightful specimens. Trees around the World features some of these unique trees and describes their native uses and interesting folklore.

Arizona Insect Festival

During this free, single-day Festival each September, thousands of visitors engage in interactive exhibits and discover insect-based research and endeavors taking place at the UA and our broader community!

There will be plenty of booths and interactive attractions for children and adults alike.

More information is available through the Arizona Insect Festival website.

The Largest Field Scanalyzer in the World

We will need 70% more food by 2050. We have to meet this goal while at the same time increasing our protection of the environment. The Maricopa Agricultural Center is building this future by conducting precision agriculture research on a scale never seen before. As part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, this center is strategically placed to not only grow more with less in the deserts of Arizona, but lead the way forward for all drought- and heat wave-threatened regions around the world.

View the CALS Lunar Greenhouse Environment Live at the South Pole on September 6

The UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences conducts programs with long traditions in assuring that the region—and indeed the world—has food and fiber of both quantity and quality. Perhaps lesser known are the College's research and development efforts in designing and evaluating bioregenerative systems that can support life in extreme environments on earth, the moon and Mars.


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