University of Arizona/Pima County Cooperative Extension/Smartscape Program

Smartscape Student Worker

June 2019 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

What began as a student worker summer job turned into an official job as Program Aide for Smartscape. This is an AMAZING program sponsored by Tucson Water's Conservation Fund. I love that this program focuses on offering professional education on water conservation, specifically on irrigation and Sonoran Desert Landscapes. It reaches out to the people who work daily on our Tucson landscapes, which is great! On top of that, they offer residential classes on rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation systems! I also LOVE my team who is very inclusive, enthusiastic, passionate, and hard working!

What I wish was different

Everything is amazing, I wish this program was more recognizable amongst our Tucson communities. It's an amazing resource!


Education is key. If we are in a privileged position where we are able to study at a college/university and work, I think it is important to take advantage of this and share our knowledge with our communities and people that may not have these opportunities. Share knowledge and share resources to empower them!
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