Goal Three

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.


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CAZCA's Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Read our statement on justice, inclusion, equity and diversity. 


Education Resources

The Arizona Association of Environmental Education connects people in Arizona with diverse professional development opportunities, sponsors networking, and builds collaborative relationships. Explore the various for educators and community partners, as well as job opportunities and other helpful resources that support formal and non-formal educators across the state.

State of Outdoor Environmental Learning

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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CAZCA Working Groups

Explore the various resources produced by the CAZCA working groups.


CAZCA is an initiative of Desert Botanical Garden. Any donations made to CAZCA must be made through Desert Botanical Garden. You will now be taken to their website to complete this transaction. Thank you!