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Climate Change: What Might We See in Yuma in the Next 30 Years?

University of Arizona

What: Community discussion with a panel of experts on "Climate Change: What Might We See in Yuma in the Next 30 Years?"

When: Wednesday, April 20, 5:30-7 pm

Where: The Patio Restaurant and Bar at the Hills, 1245 W Desert Hill Drive

How much: FREE with cash bar and regular menu available

Join us for a "Spirited Discussion" on Wednesday, April 20 at The Patio Restaurant & Bar from 5:30 to 7:00 pm!  The topic will be "Climate Change: What Might We See in Yuma in the Next 30 Years?" There is no charge to attend, reservations are not required, and attendees, who are encouraged to participate in the discussion, may order from the restaurant’s diverse menu. 

Moderated by KAWC’s Arizona Science Desk reporter Amanda Solliday, the panel will feature guest speakers Greg Risdahl, Manager of Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Dr. Francisco Villa, Biology and Environmental Science Professor at NAU, and Julie Engel, President/CEO of the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation.  

The informal event will start with a social meet and greet at 5:30 pm, followed by guest presentations and discussion from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

The Patio Restaurant and Bar at The Hills is the creation of Executive Chef Alex Trujillo. It offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, amazing alfresco views of the Yuma valley along with outdoor bar and event space for weddings and corporate meetings.  More about The Patio is available at

Alice Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE, has served as KAWC's Development Director since January 2006. She has more than thirty years of professional fundraising experience, not including her start as the "human bubble machine" during Lawrence Welk pledge breaks at Wisconsin Public Television in Madison, Wisconsin.