Climate Change is Happening

We can see all around us that temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme weather events—like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures—are occurring. The climate of the American Southwest is experiencing many of these changes. Over the last century, the average annual temperature has increased about 1.5°F. 

With grant assistance from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, The Arboretum completed Expanding the Depth and Breadth of Climate Change Common Knowledge: Using Research Gardens as a Common Thread, a set of middle school curricula (grades 6th-8th) on climate change education. The curriculum guides highlight the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA) as a means to inform students not only about climate change science but how local entities are working to provide solutions for climate change issues.

Two grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) have helped us develop the outdoor, interactive Climate Change Center which features seven kiosks that discuss the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics used in the Southwest Experimental Garden Array

To learn more about climate change, download our Climate Change is Happening brochure.

Download the curricula below:

To learn more about climate change, download our brochure:

 

Climate Change is Happening

 

To learn more about what you can do download our handout:

 

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

 

To learn more about what the Arboretum does, download our handout:

 

Climate Change and Sustainability

 

For additional information on climate change download our Resource Guide:

 

Climate Change Information Resource List