Future Climate Proverbs for a Changing Desert Environment


Brought to you in collaboration with the University of Arizona Poetry Center

Weather proverbs have long helped people predict shifts in weather — "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight" — but weather patterns are changing with global warming. This half-day workshop invites you to share weather proverbs learned from previous generations, learn about current climate research, and reimagine weather proverbs to address a changing climate. Renowned artist Jonathon Keats will guide you in the creation of new weather proverbs and logbooks to record future weather patterns. Dr. Erin Riordan will contribute insights about current and future weather patterns in relation to the local Tucson ecosystem. Dr. Anna Seiferle-Valencia will help you understand the cultural significance of the creation of new proverbs. All ages are welcome, and no special skills or knowledge are required.

Discounts are available for enrolled students — please contact desertlaboratory@gmail.com with your academic credentials to request the student rate.

Length: 3 hours

When: Saturday, November 13, 2021 1–4pm

Where: 1675 W. Anklam Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85745. Additional information about where to meet will be shared with registrants.

Start time:1:00 pm Arizona time (Phoenix) / GMT - 7 

Format: In person

Cost: $25 (student discounts are available)


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