Explore resources tied to Goal Three of the ROSS, which aims to connect communities to the process of managing and protecting natural spaces, environmental education and community science opportunities in the Sonoran Desert.
The State of Outdoor Environmental Learning is a regional inventory of outdoor and environmental learning initiatives, curricula, and programs in the Southwestern region. SOEL includes programs, resources, and initiatives in conservation, experiential, environmental, nature-based, outdoor, and place-based learning that support the many valuable ways children can engage in the outdoors and environmental education.
Plants of Maricopa County
This pocket guide introduces novice and expert naturalists alike to a diverse variety of native and non-native plant species that occur within Maricopa County. Spanning nearly 6,000,000 miles, Maricopa County sits in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, a singular and fascinating place on the planet, rich in diversity of people, landscapes, flora, and fauna. Produced by CAZCA and Desert Botanical Garden.
Sonoran Insiders Year One Report
The Sonoran Insiders Ambassadors is a collaborative program to reach wider audiences with local influencers for the care and responsible use of natural spaces and National Forests in Central Arizona. This reports the details of the methodology, processes and lessons learned from the first year of this pilot project. Sonoran Insiders is a joint effort between the CAZCA, the National Forest Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, Friends of the Verde, and the Arizona Conservation Partners.
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As one of the pillars of CAZCA’s work, education and community outreach are vitals ways to ensure the future legacy of our open spaces.
- State of Environmental Education in Arizona
- Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Focus Wild Resources
- AZ Dept. of Forestry and Fire Management Classroom Resources
- Arizona Wildlife Federation Classroom Resources
- Environmental Literacy in the United States – NAAEE
- Environmental Literacy Plans in the US – Status Report
- Guidelines for Excellence – NAAEE
- Sonoran Institute – Arizona Annual Reports
CAZCA Working Groups
Explore the various resources produced by the CAZCA working groups.