By Jean Boris
Pima Master Naturalists hosted a table at the 9th Annual SE Arizona Bird Festival, Nature Expo. on August 8 – 11th, 2019. The Bird Festival is hosted by Tucson Audubon Society, with lots of great field trips through out SE Arizona, workshops and speakers as well as activities for kids.
It was awesome to see so many volunteers support the chapter and take an active role in educating the public about our mission, our training class and what is expected of a certified master naturalist We had 19 volunteers staff the table over 4 days. Special thanks to volunteers: Emily Bennett, Janel Feierabend, Carol Anderson, Jane Williamson-Davenport, Franklin Lane, Josh Ruddick, Diana Holmes, Penny Miller Barbara Rose Gaynor, Carrie Barcom , Jean Boris, Suzanne Bott, Meck Slagle, Kathe Sudano, Peggy Ollerhead, Karen Vandergrift, Monica Wnuk, Gail Gault and Kathleen Mclin. We had contact with over 300 individuals and 67 new emails.
You never know who you might meet at these events!
Special thanks to Carrie Barcom for creating the eye catching photo displays for our table.
Kudos to Suzanne Bott who loaned us her nest collection and birds that the kids just love to touch.
Meck and Janel engaging!
August 5-9, 2020
Save the date for next year and celebrate 10 years of birding and festivals!