What: Hidden Rivers/Flowing Gems: A Sonoran Institute Presentation
When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Exo Roast Co., 403 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Exo Roast Co. and Southern Arizona Workspace are kicking off their new water series of lectures and events. The series has been co-curated with Edible Baja Arizona and the Sonoran Institute. The goal of the series is to bring awareness to the importance of water in the community—particularly the importance of conserving and not taking it for granted, said Seth Cothrun, director of marketing for the Sonoran Institute.
The series will be put on by the Sonoran Institute but will be held at the Southern Arizona Work Space. The workspace, which is located behind Exo and also hosts a kitchen and extra seating for the coffee house, was created in the hopes to host events just like the water series. The space is supposed to be a collaborative environment, specifically pushing people to think about socio-cultural education and conservation efforts in this region, said Exo manager Amy Smith. “We want people to know how to live better and we believe in order to do that, people need to know more about the culture of Southern Arizona, the land that we live on and our impact upon it.”
This presentation will focus mostly on the two rivers most important to Tucson: Santa Cruz River and Colorado River and will feature two of the Sonoran Institute’s leaders in the field of water Claire Zugmeyer and Karen Schlatter. The Santa Cruz River, Tucson’s longest living river, has been a key component to the Tucson community for over 4,000 years, said Cothrun. The presentation will inform the community on how important it is to preserve these water sources in order to keep Tucson a thriving place. The goal of the event is quite simple to Cothrun: “To raise awareness of the importance of water in our community. It is critical to our daily lives but it is a resource many people take for granted.”
Registration for the event will be at the door and will cost $8.00. A portion of these proceeds will go to the Sonoran Institute. For more information visit Southern Arizona Workspace or Sonoran Institute.