Community Events

Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20

ESSA Earth Day Outreach 2024

Join ESSA on April 19th or 20th to celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at our booth/table! Please add your info to the the volunteer sign-up form.

April 19 at the Gila River Indian Community Earth Day Celebration

April 20 at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Earth Day Event

We will host a brief online check-in for anyone who signs up as a volunteer. Note, we will be sharing Living Lands: an accessible board game about the Salt River. However, we encourage you to bring other research or promotional materials that fit the theme of Earth Day.

Contact michele.​clark@​asu.​edu with questions about getting involved. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 9

ESSA Annual Community Hike 

Join ESSA on December 9th, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. for our third annual ESSA community hike! 

Meeting at the South Mountain Parking lot around 8:30 a.m. Families, friends, partners are welcome to join. Please RSVP here to let us know if you are able to join! Access: Start at the Park Main Entrance on Central Ave. Take the first left on to Phoenix South Mountain Park. From this road, proceed to Holbert Trailhead to continue onto Las Lomitas Trail (

Contact michele.​clark@​asu.​edu with questions about getting involved. Hope to see you there!

Group photo of ESSA hikers.

Saturday, October 8

Urban Wildlife Conservation Day

Join ESSA on October 8th, 2022 at 7am for Urban Wildlife Conservation Day! Join us for our Walk for the Wild, litter/river clean up event, and/or volunteer at our educational booth. Contact michele.​clark@​asu.​edu with questions about getting involved. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 30

Global Teach-In

On March 30, 2022, Arizona State University will join schools and universities around the world in a global teach-in focused on climate justice ( ASU students are organizing to lead 30 minute educational activities and Iveta Silova (Mary Lou Fulton College)

Are you passionate about teaching, climate action, and sustainability, and looking to get more involved with the student community? There is a Global Teach-In happening across universities globally to create awareness about the climate crisis we are living in and the importance of creating just and equitable solutions to this crisis. Arizona State University will be participating in the Teach-In with their Teach-In being called  “Turn it Around ASU: Global Teach-in for Climate Justice.” Organized in partnership with Changemaker Central, this Teach-In will take place on Monday, March 30, 2022. Student instructors will be holding 30-minute takeovers of classrooms along the course of the day and will lead educational activities on climate change. The day will end with a Climate March at Arizona State University, organized by Defend Our Future. The Climate March will start at 6:00 p.m. Our sign up form will share more updates about the March and the Teach-In.

Friday – Saturday, March 25-26, 2022

ASU WAESO 16th Annual Conference 

8am to 5pm virtual symposium only 

Interested in joining the 16th annual conference for the Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities? Anyone is welcome to join! Register at the link provided. 

Saturday, December 18

Our friends at Az(Land) are working to co-create environmentally and racially just futures for our underserved and underfunded communities of color. They focus on urban green spaces, the heat island impact, systemic racism and environmental inequalities among other important topics. 

You are welcome to join on Saturday, December 18th from 12:00pm-5:00pm.  They will have vendors, food trucks, folklorico, and Drag performances centering Environmental Justice, and integrating aspects of our green space project into the event. This includes activities for youth and community in attendance focused on future building, connecting to community history, telling our stories, and desert ecology benefits.

Please see attached flyer for details.