Field Trips and Events

Rainwater Harvesting Tours


The Nature Conservancy's Tucson Conservation Center | Show Directions


Meet at the front entrance (northeast cor-ner) of the Tucson Conservation Center at 1510 E. Ft. Lowell Road.

The Tucson Conservation Center is being developed as a rainwater harvesting demonstration site. It provides education for a wide variety of community users that include: landscape designers, commercial and residential developers, students, homeowners, and commercial business owners.

The purpose of the project is to design a variety of rainwater harvesting and planting areas that demonstrate concepts of sustainability and conservation through appropriate applications of passive and active water harvesting techniques. This educational endeavor will help others learn and use rainwater conservation practices that benefit the citizens in this region of the state.  Docent-led public tours will be held weekly at the Conservancy. Download a tour schedule. (.pdf, 228 kb) For more information, email

Schedule of Tours 

Summer : May—October
(all summer tours begin at 8:00 a.m.)

  • First Thursday of month
  • Third Saturday of month

Winter: November—April
(all winter tours begin at 9:30 a.m.)

  • First Thursday of month
  • Second Saturday of month
  • Third Wednesday of month
  • Fourth Saturday of month

These one hour tours are free to the public. Meet at the front entrance (northeast corner) of the building at 1510 E. Ft. Lowell Road.

Groups may schedule tours at times other than the regular schedule. Please call (520) 547-3437 or email to schedule a tour or request a speaker. 

Self-Guided Tour


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