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Climate Change |

Climate Change

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. In 2014, 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 that highlights 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.

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

Learn what’s being done around the Southwest: The Southwest: Hotter and Drier.

Download the curricula below:
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

To learn more about what you can do download our Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle handout.

To learn more about what The Arboretum does download Climate Change & Sustainability at The Arboretum at Flagstaff.

For additional information on climate change download this helpful resource.