The elephant care team at Reid Park Zoo says baby elephant Mapenzi, now referred to as Penzi, has an energy level that is "off the charts," and she loves exploring her habitat at full speed. In the video, you can see her play with water, wallow in the mud, and run around.
Join the team from Tucson Parks and Recreation for a swim lesson on teaching your child how to enter and exit the water, submerging his or her head, and transitioning from front to back when floating.
Watch the video and catch a new tip every week during the month of May.
Crews are scheduled to improve traffic signal heads at the intersection of Houghton Road and Mary Ann Cleveland Way tomorrow, May 21, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. These upgrades will accommodate flashing yellow left-turn arrows at the intersection.
The Southern Arizona Green Business Alliance (SAZGBA) is accepting applications to become certified as a Green Leader. A checklist provides local and non-local businesses with an entry point to learn about, evaluate, and adopt cost-saving sustainability practices. Upon completion, businesses will receive an individualized virtual consultation, personalized recommendations, marketing promotion, and recognition for their leadership.
On Thursday, May 21, 2020, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to replace traffic signal heads with upgraded signals to accommodate flashing yellow left turn arrows at the intersection of Houghton Road and Mary Ann Cleveland Way.
Work at the intersection will take place from about 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is again partnering with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to lead EMS Week activities to recognize Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers.
The curb travel lane on northbound Euclid Avenue, both north and south of Broadway, will be closed to travel beginning tomorrow, May 20, at approximately 6 a.m.
This travel lane closure will be in place for about 30 days, 24 hours a day, so that crews can construct new underground storm drains as part of the Broadway-Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road Improvement Project. This project is scheduled to be completed in September 2021.
Tucson's Reid Park Zoo remains closed due to COVID-19 concerns, but management is planning a way to reopen once it's safe enough to do so. Part of the planning process is a community survey to see what will make people feel safe about returning.
The short survey asks Zoo visitors how they feel about social distancing, face coverings, health screenings upon entry, gloves, hand sanitizer, digital interactions, waiting until a coronavirus vaccine is developed, and more.
Are you still looking for things to do safely during the COVID-19 pandemic? The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum hosts "Discover the Desert-Online!" for kids and adults. Learn alongside the museum's expert educators and scientists, with topics such as Musical Mantis Storytime, Sips with Scientists, and Drawing Desert Life.
The 29th Annual Desert Horticulture Conference takes place online May 29-June 4. It is the premier annual conference for all members of the southwest green industry: landscape architects, designers, growers, retailers, contractors, maintenance personnel, suppliers, and educators. Areas covered include plants and design, plant health, and urban landscapes/water.
The curb travel lane on northbound Euclid Avenue, both north and south of Broadway, will be closed to travel beginning on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at approximately 6 a.m. This travel lane closure will be in place for about 30 days so that crews can construct new underground storm drains as part of the Broadway – Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road Improvement Project. For the safety of the traveling public and work crews, the travel lane closure will be in place 24 hours a day.
Even though Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey let his stay-at-home order expire over the weekend, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is keeping her emergency declaration for the city in place until early next month. The extension keeps Tucson's park amenities and City buildings closed (excluding Tucson City Court) through June 8.
Tumamoc Hill will reopen to walkers next Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, more than two months after it was closed because of COVID-19 concerns. When it reopens, Tumamoc will have a tightened set of guidelines for those who use it.