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Tucson Phenology Trail Monitoring Locations


Covering almost 75 miles in the greater Tucson, Arizona area, the Tucson Phenology Trail consists of walks at our wonderful partnering organization sites. The organizations below have established phenology walks on their property and utilize Nature's Notebook for education, management, or research. Want to join us? Learn how below.

Partner locations listed below in order of location, North to South. The numbers correspond to the locations on the Tucson Phenology Trail Google Map (at right).

1) The Biosphere 2

2) Oracle State Park In Oracle. AZ

3) Tohono Chul Park off of Ina Road

4) Sweetwater Wetlands sponsored by Arizona Project Wet and Tucson Water

5) Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation sites including:

6) The Tucson Botanical Garden on Alvernon Road

7) John B. Wright Elementary School, a part of UA SEECs

8) Watershed Management Group's Living Lab & Learning Center

9) Manzo Elementary School

10) The University of Arizona Arboretum's Joseph Wood Krutch Garden

11) Mansfeld Middle School, sponsored by Arizona Trail Association, a part of UA SEECs group

12) Borton Magnet Elementary School's Environmental Learning Lab, a part of UA SEECs group

13) The Tucson Mission Garden

14) The University of Arizona's Tumamoc Hill

15) The Santa Rita Experimental Range in Florida Canyon, Green Valley, Arizona


Want to join our Tucson Phenology Trail? We are looking for like-minded organizations to use phenology as a science and outreach tool in their existing programs.  If your group:

  1. Provides outdoor education opportunities, teaches about ecology, science and climate literacy, and encourages spending time in nature
  2. Is a school or program looking to connect with a long-term scientific research project
  3. Has a site that is staffed by volunteers or paid staff members interested in leading programs related to phenology, who can be a site "phenology champion"
  4. Can commit to facilitating repeated phenology observation through time for our national phenology database 

Then we invite you to join us!  Contact our Education Coordinator for more details on how to participate and partner your organization.