Education & Outreach Programs

Potluck Presentations

Returning in January, 2024!

Potluck Presentations will return in January, 2024!

Connecting to Conservation in Southeastern Arizona

Southeastern Arizona boasts expansive blue skies, an incredible diversity of wildlife and habitats, and rugged mountains erupting from nearly every horizon - all great reasons to call this region home. However, in a place so special, it is important to be a good neighbor, and doing so relies on understanding those with whom you're sharing space. As Arizona's human population grows, temperatures rise, and aridification marches on, it's more important than ever to take our place in the Southeastern Arizona ecosystem seriously.

That's why from January through May of each year we offer a conservation-themed series of potluck presentations. Delivered by Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch researchers, local conservation professionals, and other Research Ranch collaborators, these events are your chance to connect with the local community, learn about our region's flora, fauna, and conservation challenges, and discover how you can help build a positive future for people and wildlife in Southeastern Arizona.

Each event begins at 5pm and the chow line opens at 5:30. Bring a friend, a dish to share, and an appetite for both food and knowledge!

(RSVP required. Contact Suzanne Wilcox at for more information.)

2024 Presentation Schedule Coming Soon!

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