The University of Arizona

Outreach & Education

The unique design of Biosphere 2 offers great promise for research in earth and ecological sciences. This unique physical design of the structure has been paired with a unique approach to education and outreach that is intimately linked with research activities. Visitors to Biosphere 2 can see science in action, interact with university research, and have hands-on experiences with earth science and ecological research. As projects develop, Biosphere 2 can not only serve as a center for outreach, education, and participatory/citizen science, but also provide a setting for experimenting with approaches for affecting environmental and science literacy.