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Glasses to correct colorblindness and Science in the Critical Zone

Episode 1016

John is Colorblind
In this story we learn all about colorblindness and witness five individuals use corrective glasses from EnChroma for the first time that allows them to see colors that they never detected before.

Gavin’s Journey
For Gavin Hugh Troy, the roots of creative life began with skateboarding, creating something from nothing. Growing up in a time when skateparks were being torn down, Gavin and his friends built ramps, emptied swimming pools, skated ditches and rode the streets. He is one of downtown Tucson’s longest-running artists, since 1998. He pours his life journey onto his canvases with a lyrical brilliance. His paintings mirror his personal openness and serenity.

Science in the Critical Zone
Back in 2009, the National Science Foundation funded the development of a network of so-called “critical zone observatories” around the U.S. intended to be environmental laboratories focused on the Earth’s outer skin - where water, atmosphere, soil, rock and ecosystems interact. The idea was to better understand the critical zones where life happens, from the top of the canopy down to the bedrock. The Catalina Mountains in Arizona were chosen as one of these key research locations, where University of Arizona scientists from different disciplines could bring their expertise together to better understand the complexity and dynamism of ecological systems.

Desert Plants: Little Leaf Cordia
The little leaf cordia is a tough flowering shrub in the Sonoran Desert that helps pollinators while serving as a good natural hedge in the home setting.

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