UArizona Outreach & Partnerships

 

Flyer for Moon Journal Workshop

Moon Journals:
The Intersection of Science, Literacy, and Art

Friday, April 29, 2022, 12:00 - 8:30 PM

Cooper Center for Environmental Learning

Cost: FREE with stipends for substitutes available.

Join us for an afternoon and evening of inquiry, writing, and art, all stemming from a moon journal. Participants will keep a moon journal, a daily/nightly record of observations of the moon and day/night sky, for two weeks prior to the workshop. 

Teachers should pack water and a snack. Partners for Equitable Science Instruction will be providing dinner with a vegan/vegetarian option. Dr. Larry Lebofsky, of the Planetary Science Institute, will be our guest speaker between 6:30 p.m. - 7:30, p.m. when it will be dark enough for stargazing.  As part of the workshop, Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will bring telescopes for night sky viewing after sunset.

We hope you take advantage of this fabulous opportunity to spend time in nature, share a meal, explore possibilities for fully integrating curriculum, and sharing the wonder of our own dark skies. ​

About Guest Speaker Dr. Larry Lebofsky

Dr. Larry Lebofsky received his PhD in Astronomy in 1974 from the California Institute of Technology, where he studied the chemical composition of Saturn’s rings and icy satellites. Prior to joining PSI in 2008, he was a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Arizona Steward Observatory and Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

Moon Journals: The Intersection of Science, Literacy, and Art in partnership with Partners for Equitable Science Instruction is FREE to attend! We can offer to cover the cost to attend and the cost of substitutes thanks to generous funding from the Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund.

More information to help you get started will be provided when your registration is confirmed. Register for the Moon Journal Workshop HERE.

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Outreach Projects

Photo montage of the Demonstration Garden
The Compost Cats have taken this area and transformed it into the Discovery Garden where composting practices can be taught as part of Camp Cooper's outdoor classroom education.

March 2021

Cooper Campus Outreach Team Is Moving To The Office of Sustainability

The goal of our Campus Outreach Team has been to increase student, faculty, and staff engagement around issues of sustainability at the University of Arizona. During the four years of this grant-funded project, we were successful in doing so. As a result, the University of Arizona Office of Sustainability has taken over these efforts for us, including the hiring of three of our team members. The Office of Sustainability leads the way with campus outreach and education activities, and Cooper Center will continue to be active in their efforts.

 

A Sustainability Vision For The University of Arizona

We believe the University of Arizona can fully realize its potential as a sustainable model for our local, national, and global communities when its students, faculty, and staff are willing to make ecologically sound changes at home, work, and school. Participants in our events also become wiser and more comfortable with engaging in leadership roles for important environmental issues.

As sustainability programs on campus and environmental learning programs at the Cooper Center become more connected, overall effectiveness will increase and we will inspire a greater population of the incoming and outgoing student body, faculty, staff, and even alumni to advocate for and participate in sustainable solutions and lifestyles for greater quality of life and a healthier planet.

 

 

Campus Outreach Team Videos

Videos designed for the University of Arizona community

 

 

Outreach Achievements
 

Using an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective, Cooper Campus Outreach efforts have recognized their greatest success when networking with students, faculty, and staff, and supporting existing projects that align with goals toward a more sustainable campus community.

As the Cooper Center touches the lives and experiences of many students through its network of partnerships, it helps to fulfill the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management mission, offering paths for students to career preparation, increased quality of life through natural world experiences, and feelings of belonging in their Sonoran Desert home.

 

6000

Projected Student Reached

2019-2020

2

New Intern Positions

2019-2020

162

Students Reached

2017-2018

3000

Students Reached

2018-2019