CANCELLED: all the events described here are affected by the Tucson Festival of Books cancellation

Saturday ONLY! March 14, 2020 from 10AM-2PM.

The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research is proud to announce our annual Open House event during the Tucson Festival of Books.

·         Short Lab tours (meet the researchers behind the cutting-edge science discoveries)

·         Exhibit Hall & Displays Open

·         Children’s Storytelling & Activity Area (in Archive 140 - our Outreach Center)

Special Lecture

Join us for a special lecture by Dr. Valerie Trouet, author of Tree Story at 1:30 PM

Children around the world know that to tell how old a tree is, you count its rings. Few people, however, know that research into tree rings has also made amazing contributions to our understanding of Earth's climate history and its influences on human civilization over the past 2,000 years. In her captivating new book, Tree Story, Valerie Trouet shows readers how the seemingly simple and relatively familiar concept of counting tree rings has inspired far-reaching scientific breakthroughs that illuminate the complex interactions between nature and people.

Book raffles and signings to follow the lecture.  Reservations suggested for lecture - contact OR 520.621.0984.