Partnering organizations help us shape the course to meet the needs of the natural resource community in Arizona. Organizations who partner with us host trainings, sponsor volunteer projects and programs, provide input on content, and help us build a corps of trained and skilled volunteers ready to participate. If you'd like to partner with us contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Local Chapter Sponsors and their leaders host training courses and manage volunteers in their community. They are responsible for facilitating the day to day operations of the chapter and organizing curriculum, instructors, and hosting the training courses. Local Chapters meet the specific needs of the regional ecosystem and Natural & Cultural Resource Community Partners. Questions about getting started? Download our Chapter Chartering Guide and email email@example.com.
Community Partners are organizations who have projects they seek to staff with skilled volunteers. The Arizona Master Naturalist Association and its chapters promote Community Partner projects to its volunteer corps. The Association designs and provides training to hone volunteer skills in program planning, citizen science, stewardship, and education. to be connected with your Local Chapter Sponsor and request information about how to share your available volunteer programs email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course instructors provide content for classroom training experiences or lead educational in the field. Course instructors also provide guidance on curriculum development or serve as a subject matter experts in their field. If you'd like to join us as an instructor, email email@example.com and let us know what courses you are able to teach and where in the state you are located. We'll connect you with the nearest Chapter Sponsor.
Donors and sponsors provide financial support to the Association to enhance our role as a community leader in the Natural Resource Outreach. We are thankful for the support of our community donors and partners - without them we would not be a success.
Association 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.
Statewide Partner, Maricopa Chapter Co-Sponsor: ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people and takes action to improve education. MLFTC faculty create knowledge by drawing from a wide range of academic disciplines to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. MLFTC mobilizes people through bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, through non-degree professional development programs and through socially embedded, multilateral community engagement. MLFTC takes action by bringing people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and improve the performance of education systems.
Statewide Partner, Maricopa Chapter Co-Sponsor: Maricopa County is home to one of the largest regional parks systems in the nation with over 120,000 acres of open space parks that include hundreds of miles of trails, campgrounds, nature centers, all located within a 45 minute drive of Phoenix. Maricopa Parks and Recreation Division promotes responsible stewardship, quality outdoor experiences.
Central Highlands Chapter Sponsor: The Highlands Center for Natural History is a regional hub for lifelong learning through outdoor education. We nurture a meaningful sense of place and foster an appreciation for and knowledge of the Central Arizona Highlands. The development of both onsite and offsite outdoor education programs and partnerships provides opportunities for our community to understand the connections between humanity and the natural world, inspiring all to live in a respectful and sustainable way.
Borderlands Chapter Sponsor: The Bisbee Science Exploration & Research Center is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the proliferation of informal STEAM education in rural Arizona. We provide free science base programming to all residents of Cochise County, youth and adults alike. Our goal is to foster the teaching, exploration, and practice of science in order to foster scientific literacy by the public.
Community Partner: The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection is committed to protecting the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona through science-based advocacy, education, and collaboration. We achieve this mission by working on a grassroots level and leveraging the expertise, experience, and knowledge-base of our 32 member groups and other community partners into long-lasting positive change for Sonoran Desert conservation.