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CAZCA EVENTS

Informative speaker series, fun service days and engaging partner workshops. CAZCA hosts a variety of events for our partners and the community to learn, collaborate, and participate in. Are you a partner seeking to share your event with us? Fill out the form!

Citizen Science Month: Flowering Plants and Pollinators

April 2021
Throughout April, which is Earth Month and Citizen Science Month, the ASU community and the entire state of Arizona is invited to participate in a citizen science project to help document flowering plants and pollinators on ASU’s Phoenix-area campuses.

April EcoQuest: Lookin’ Sharp

April 2021
Find and map as many cactus as possible. Which plants are associated with the desert more than cactus? These prickly icons can be found all over metro Phoenix, from parks to street medians. This EcoQuest is in collaboration with the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society and scientist Tania Hernandez at Desert Botanical Garden.

City Nature Challenge 2021

Apr 30 - May 3, 2021
A global effort to observe and document as much urban biodiversity as possible using iNaturalist. Anyone can get involved and share their observations anywhere from neighborhoods to local parks. This is the first year the Greater Phoenix Area will participate in the challenge, join us!

Maricopa County April EcoBlitz Challenge

April 2021
Have you joined Maricopa County Parks EcoBlitz Program yet? The April Challenge is the Master Blister Beetle. Often found in Brittlebush, these native Sonoran Desert beetles feed on petals and pollen. How many can you find?

Speaker Series: Fire in the Desert

May 18, 2021
Join us for this talk with Dr. Molly Hunter to learn about the changing role of fire in southwestern habitats. We live in such a unique place, and as fire become a more common facet of our lives it’s important we understand their role and their impact on our deserts.

Speaker Series: What Fuels Wildfires?

May 26, 2021
May is all about Wildfire Awareness! Join us for this talk with Dr. Ben Wilder to learn about the role of invasive plants in wildfires and other facets of fire in the Sonoran Desert. Discover also what recovery and restoration looks like in this unique arid habitat.

Desert Defenders on iNaturalist

All Year
Help us find and map the top noxious weeds (invasive plant species) of concern for Central Arizona region using iNaturalist. We need you help! Join the Desert Defenders project.

Please contact our partners directly for more information about events tagged “Partner Event”.