JOIN US AS A PIMA COUNTY CHAPTER COMMUNITY PARTNER
Arizona Master Naturalist Community Partners are organizations with projects or programs for which they seek to staff with skilled Master Naturalist Volunteers. The Pima Master Naturalist Chapter promotes Community Partner projects to its to its volunteers and offers training in the skills needed to hone volunteer skills in citizen science, stewardship, and education. At this time there is no fee to become a Community Partner.
To be considered as a Community Partner an organization must meet the following criteria:
- Volunteer projects must have an explainable relation to our state’s natural resources, ecological services, or ecosystems. Work must be related to the three pillars of our program in order for volunteers to receive credit for service: citizen science, education, or stewardship.
- Volunteers may not be monetarily compensated in any way for their volunteer time.
- Master Naturalists add value through program planning, preparing content to share in a public talk, developing educational materials, developing outreach, citizen science, or stewardship projects, etc.
- Master Naturalists can and should be utilized for work that involves critical thinking and/or higher-level thinking in relation to the natural world. Master Naturalists may go beyond the basic volunteer project work to create or deliver content to further educate our community about the necessity of conservation, natural resources, etc.
For more information on how your organization can become a Community Partner contact:
Current Community Partners for the Pima Master Naturalist Chapter include:
- Arizona Project Wet
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- Climbing Association of Southern Arizona
- Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection
- Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace
- Ironwood Tree Experience
- NPS’s Desert Research Learning Laboratory / Sonoran Desert Network
- Pima County Libraries
- Pima County Native Plant Nursery
- Saguaro National Park
- Sky Island Alliance
- Southeast Arizona Butterfly Association
- Tohono Chul
- Tucson Audubon Society
- Tucson Botanical Gardens
- Tucson Wildlife Center
- Tumacácori National Historic Park
- Watershed Management Group
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