A butterfly prepares to take flight in a park in Arizona.
Preparing for takeoff A butterfly prepares to take flight in a park in Arizona. © Kenneth Bosma/Creative Commons

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Field Notes Live

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Field Notes Live is a new online presentation series featuring stories across Arizona that connect people and nature. The series will highlight the work of The Nature Conservancy, our collaboration with partners, and ways to involve people in conservation solutions.

Register for upcoming webinars at the links below. You must register to attend—information for joining the webinars via Zoom will be provided upon registering. 

Upcoming Webinar

United by Nature
Tuesday, Sept. 29 | 10 – 11 a.m.

We are awed by nature and calmed in its presence. We conserve nature for the wild creatures that call it home and for all of us who depend on it to sustain us and give us life. From acquiring nature preserves to restoring a river, The Nature Conservancy brings people together by finding common ground. We don’t give up or give in. And often we need to take risks.

Pat Graham knows a thing or two about success and failure during his almost two decades at the helm of The Nature Conservancy in Arizona. “If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried,” he says.

We invite you to join our Field Notes Live online presentation featuring Pat Graham who will reflect on the chapter’s successes and challenges during his tenure. “Our supporters have encouraged us to go beyond what we thought possible, to tackle challenges that once seemed out of reach,” he said. Pat will be joined by Bill Way, chair of The Nature Conservancy’s Board of Trustees in Arizona.

We’ll start the program with a highlight reel of some of our successes, followed by a lively discussion, and question and answer period. Join us!

Register today

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Heather Switzer, heather.switzer@tnc.org

 

Past Webinars

As the River Flows: The San Pedro Story
Thursday, Aug. 27 | 10 – 11 a.m.

One of the last flowing rivers in the desert Southwest, the San Pedro River has been a source of sustenance for people and wildlife for thousands of years. While the river flow is not continuous in all areas, its cottonwood-willow forest gallery supports millions of migrating birds and diverse desert wildlife. In 1988, Congress designated the upper half of the river as the nation’s first Riparian National Conservation Area. 

We invite you to our second Field Notes Live presentation that tells the story of this amazing bi-national river and how the Conservancy and its many partners are working to restore its upper reaches, including a unique approach to replenishing the groundwater that feeds the river. Our own Holly Richter, water projects director for The Nature Conservancy, will be joined by Sharon Flissar, public works director for  the City of Sierra Vista, to tell the story of the river and the successful collaboration working to keep it alive.

Speakers:

  • Holly Richter, Water Projects Director for TNC in Arizona
  • Sharon Flissar, Public Works Director for the City of Sierra Vista

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Heather Switzer, heather.switzer@tnc.org


 

Green Spaces: How Nature Can Help Create Cooler and Healthier Communities

Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 10–11 a.m.

Phoenix is one of the hottest cities in the world, and it’s getting hotter. Rising temperatures affect us all, but underserved communities are impacted most. On some days, neighborhoods that are only a few miles apart can have up to a 13-degree temperature difference due to the lack of tree and shade canopy cover. 

Join us for a virtual discussion of how communities and partners in Phoenix are working with The Nature Conservancy’s Healthy Cities Program to make their neighborhoods cooler and healthier using trees and rainwater for shade, cooling and other benefits. Something as simple as the right tree, in the right place, with the right water, can make a significant impact.

Speakers:

  • Anna Bettis, Healthy Cities Program Manager for TNC in Arizona
  • Aimee Esposito, Executive Director of Trees Matter
    We welcome audience participation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Heather Switzer, heather.switzer@tnc.org

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A new online presentation series featuring stories across Arizona that connect people and nature.
Field Notes Live A new online presentation series featuring stories across Arizona that connect people and nature. © TNC