New partnership brings natural resource and conservation programs to libraries

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Take note, citizen scientists!

A rainwater harvesting presentation at Valencia Library kicks off a new partnership between Pima County Public Library and the Arizona Master Naturalist Association. Led by a team of expert volunteers, these free programs are perfect for anyone wanting to grow their knowledge of the natural world and become stewards of the environment.

Wed, Sep 12, 5–6 pm at Valencia Library
Backyard Rainwater Harvesting: Creating Resiliency

Mon, Sep 17, 5–6 pm at Himmel Park Library
Secrets of Madera Canyon

Sat, Sep 22, 11 am–noon at Joel D. Valdez Main Library
Backyard Rainwater Harvesting: Creating Resiliency

Tues, Oct 16, noon–1 pm at Joel D. Valdez Main Library
Developing a Sense of Place: Bio-Geography of the Sonoran Desert

Thurs, Oct 25, 2–3 pm at Dusenberry-River Library
Secrets of Madera Canyon

Tues, Oct 30, 1–2 pm at Martha Cooper Library
Agave, Saguaro, and Ocotillo: Pollinators and Traditional Uses

Additional events will be held in November and December 2018, and March next year. To see a complete list visit the Library’s event calendar.

Certified Master Naturalists educate and empower those interested in learning about the natural world and building a sustainable future. Annually, naturalists complete 60 hours of volunteer work and oversee educational programming and citizen science activities. The Library is proud to join its growing list of partners and offer their collective knowledge to the community.

Librarian Susannah Connor, who is leading the partnership, says, “We’re excited to work with the master naturalists. It’s a great tie in to our award-winning Seed Library and efforts to inform people about sustainable agriculture, climate change, and the environment.”

Check out our calendar to learn more about these and other events. Questions? Call Infoline at (520) 791-4010.


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