Culture, Community, Science

The Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill is an 860-acre ecological preserve in the heart of Tucson.

Culture, Community, Science

Desert Laboratory Building

The Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill is an 860-acre ecological preserve in the heart of Tucson.

Tumamoc Hill, known in O’odham as Cemamagi Du’ag, Horned Lizard Mountain, is on the ancestral lands of the Sobaipuri and Tohono O’odham peoples. This volcanic hill is of prominent ancestral, cultural, and sacred significance to the O’odham nations, including the The Tohono O’odham Nation, Gila River Indian Community, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and the Ak Chin Indian Community, as well as the Hopi Tribe and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. The Desert Laboratory recognizes the cultural significance of Cemamagi Du’ag as the bedrock of our institution and our future actions.

Planting the Seeds for Tomorrow: The Tumamoc Resilience Garden

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Food from the Levant

Joaquin Ruiz, PhD, Vice President of Global Environmental Futures, University of Arizona

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De Colores Art and Science Workshops

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March 19 | Purple Flashdance: Iridescence in Hummingbirds

April 16 | Awash in Yellow: Palo Verde Blossoms

May 7 | Oche: Earth Makes Art

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Desert Foods Booklets - Free downloads

Download the Desert Foods for a Resilient Future booklet

Based on ongoing research at the Desert Lab

English booklet Folleto en español

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