Santa Cruz River Research Days 2022

March 24, 2022 - March 25, 2022
virtual presentations and in-person tour

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.  

Full Program




Event Registration

Event registration closed.

Mission Garden Tour – Guests will be greeted with refreshments and receive a tour of gardens representing the millennia of agricultural practices in the Santa Cruz River valley. Tours will be available in both English and Spanish. 

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors:

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 
  • PaleoWest

Para ver este programa en espanol, visite Días de Investigación del Río Santa Cruz