Culture, Community, Science

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

 We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.

The Desert Laboratory recognizes the cultural significance of Cemamagi Du’ag as the bedrock of our institution and our future actions.


Desert Foods English Booklet

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