AZMNA Steering Committee Members

LoriAnne Barnett, AZMNA Director

LoriAnne Barnett works full time for the USA National Phenology Network as their Director of Education.  She is a certified Professional Environmental Educator and Member of the Arizona Association for Environmental Education. View her LinkedIn profile here.

Wendy Burroughs

Wendy Burroughs is the Environmental Education Program Director for Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. Wendy and her team are also Local Chapter Sponsors for the Pima Master Naturalists. She has served as a Steering Committee Member since the formation of the AZMNA in 2014.

Peter L. Warren

Peter Warren has experience running Master Naturalist and Master Gardener programs in two states. He is an educator in the fields of entomology, horticulture, and mathematics. Peter has served on the AZMNA Steering Committee since the formation of the Association in 2014.  View his LinkedIn profile here

Josh Ruddick

Josh Ruddick is a high school science teacher at Santa Rita High School in Tucson. He teaches natural resources and has built an amazing aquaponics laboratory at the school campus and utilizes experiential education techniques with all of his classes. Josh is also a Certified Arizona Master Naturalist and has been on the Steering Committee since its formation in 2014. 

Eric Dhruv

Eric Dhruv is the co-founder of the Ironwood Tree Experience in Tucson. His roots are in environmental and experiential education and works with people of all ages. He is a certified interpreter and naturalist and has served on the Steering Committee since its formation in 2014. 

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State Collaborating Organizations


Statewide Partner: The Arizona Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) is the state Affiliate Network of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). AAEE's  goals are to advance high-quality EE throughout the state in order foster environmentally literate and actively engaged citizens for the health and well-being of our local and global human and ecological communities.

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Statewide Partner - Natural Resource Community Partner: PCNRPR leads community efforts to conserve the Sonoran Desert and enhance the urban environment while providing quality recreational, educational, and leisure activities.

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Statewide Partner: Ironwood Tree Experience inspires young people to flourish by engaging with nature and becoming mindful stewards of the environment at home, in their community, and around the world. ITE provides leadership and education using sound interpretive techniques. 

Making observations in nature


Statewide Partner: Headquartered at the University of Arizona the USA National Phenology Network is a leader in citizen science and research. USA-NPN provides protocols for making observations of the natural world, and researching the story those observations tell. 

Making observations in Nature.