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Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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University of Arizona
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Joseph Abraham
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

The University is partnered with a variety of organizations that work to promote sustainable management of natural resources and growth. Most partnerships focus on sustainable water management, climate, and agricultural practices.

UA is also partnered with schools through SAHRA, the Tree Ring Lab, and the Biology Project in addition to other collaborative partnerships.

SAHRA, Sustainability of semi-Arid Hydrology Riparian Areas, focuses on creating curriculum that promotes hydrologic literacy among a variety of audiences and across all learning levels.

The Laboratory is a widely known and frequently used educational attraction for many types of groups, including University of Arizona classes and labs, classes from other universities and from primary and secondary schools, and various non-academic organizations. Faculty, staff, and students have helped prepare museum displays and visit schools and community organizations, and lead tours of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. The lab has many handouts, including K-12 teacher kits, and hands-on demonstrations suitable for many age groups.

The Biology Project is an online resource project run by UA, but intended for use by students and teachers in the community. The project creates curriculums for teachers at the college level and below, as well as modules for student use to enhance learning of biology.

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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