Debra Colodner

Director, Conservation Education and Science

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The Desert Museum?s research focuses on methods and strategies for controlling invasive grasses, ecology and biodiversity of native bees, and husbandry for Sonoran Desert fish, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates.


The Desert Museum teaches Sonoran Desert natural history via exhibits & programs for ages preK-grey. We have internship & volunteer opportunities for UA students to learn & practice science communication, informal science education & interpretation.


  • Ph.D., 1991 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts
  • B.S., 1985, Yale University, New Haven, CT