Santa Cruz River Research Days

March 24, 2022 - March 25, 2022

This FREE event is a venue for learning about research and conservation efforts while exploring the Santa Cruz River’s natural and cultural resources. Through presentations, panels, and open discussion, we aim to inspire new research questions, strengthen your professional network, catalyze new collaborative projects, and foster awareness of research and conservation efforts. 

Like last year, we will be providing real-time English–Spanish translation! 

This year, our focus will be Culture and Archaeology of the Santa Cruz River. We invite you to join other local scientists, river landowners, resource managers, and other decision makers to explore the new scientific, engineering, and cultural projects in this river corridor. 

Together we will learn what the future holds for the river—all while celebrating its storied past. 

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission: January 28, 2022.


Event Registration

Registration coming soon

Santa Cruz River Research Days is part of Sonoran Institute’s Santa Cruz River program. Our focus is to invest in water for the environment and communities along the Santa Cruz River. Our goal for the Santa Cruz is to retain flowing reaches and restore conditions throughout the watershed. We envision a future where a revitalized river corridor is an integral part of our community that strengthens our local economy and reconnects residents of the area to the river.  View proceedings and presentations from past events. 

Santa Cruz River Research Days Steering Committee: 

  • Friends of the Santa Cruz River 
  • Tumacácori National Historical Park
  • University of Arizona