We have worked with Manzo Elementary since the fall of 2010. The school has a garden and ecology program that is integrated into the curriculum of every classroom in the school. Our interns worked with students and staff to construct a desert biome garden, desert tortoise habitat, vegetable garden, a small heritage fruit tree orchard, a school wide composting program, aquaponics system, and active and passive rainwater harvesting systems. Blue Baldwin is the ecology coordinator at Manzo. A few of the projects she works on with students and interns include Nature’s Notebook phenology data collection, Literacy Backpacks, Monarch Butterfly habitat, and, most recently, the Agro-Voltaics collaboration with the Biosphere 2.
Manzo Elementary School
855 N Melrose Ave85745 Tucson , AZ