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  • Environmental Education and Interpretive Programs

    Due to COVID-19, large in-person programs are suspended until further notice. In the meantime, please check out our virtual programs.

     Nature Online Programs

    Nature Online Series


    Join us for free, interactive online presentations about the wildlife, wild places, and natural resources of Pima County. From beetles to buffelgrass, the full moon to the geology of the Tucson Mountains, check out the full schedule and register for upcoming programs.
     Nature-to-Go Kit

    Nature-to-Go Kits


    Getting outside and safely connecting with nature and each other is critically important, especially when our normal routines are disrupted. Our family-friendly nature activity kits will help you get started. Pick up a new themed kit each month from your local Pima County Library branch.
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    Living River of Words: Youth Arts and Science Program


    Local youth (ages 5 to 19) are invited to explore the wonders of water and express their creativity by entering the Living River of Words: Youth Poetry and Art Contest. Visit our Virtual Resources page for inspiration and ideas for engaging your children or students in this multidisciplinary experience.

     Stay Connected with NRPR

    Stay in Touch


    Learn about natural resources in Pima County and keep up to date on all our programs by signing up for our Environmental Education E-newsletter or visiting our Facebook page.


     

    Register today for a wide range of outdoor activities and tours.  

    Attention:
    ActiveNet charges a convenience fee of $2.50 per transaction, plus 3 percent of the cost of the transaction applies to reservations made online for facilities and activities. Another cost saving option is available with the purchase of an annual $50 membership pass for free or reduced-rate registration for Tours and Outdoor Activities.

    Environmental Education TeamThe Environmental Education Program is just one facet of the community services and facilities managed by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation (NRPR). The principle goal of the NRPR Environmental Education team is to provide meaningful experiences to promote Sonoran Desert conservation, elevate environmental and cultural resource literacy, and encourage use of the Natural Resource Parks system.

    A skilled team of educators and dedicated volunteers provide a wide range of educational and interpretive opportunities to reach the broadest possible audience. The programming elements are divided into areas of interest such as: Park Interpretive Programs, School Programs, Youth and Family Programs, Adult and Volunteer Programs, and Community Outreach.

    If you have questions about the NRPR Environmental Education program please feel free to contact any of the staff listed below.

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    Contact Us

    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation
    Environmental Education Team

    Email: eeducation@pima.gov
    Mailing Address: 3500 West River Road, Tucson, AZ 85741
    Phone: (520) 724-5375

    Staff

    Wendy Burroughs, Program Manager
    (520) 724-5375 ext. 1

    Julie Strom, Program Coordinator
    (520) 724-5375 ext. 2

    Alex Wolfe, Program Specialist
    (520) 724-5375 ext. 3

    Jeffrey Babson, Program Specialist
    (520) 724-5375 ext. 3

    Axhel Munoz, Program Coordinator
    (520) 724-5375 ext. 4

    Christine Hoekenga, Program Coordinator
    (520) 724-5375 ext. 5

    Yajaira Gray, Program Coordinator
    (520) 724-5375 ext. 6

    Sandy Reith, Program Specialist
    (520) 724-5375 ext. 7

    Marsha Colbert, Program Specialist
    (520) 724-5375 ext. 8

    Simon Herbert, Program Coordinator
    (520) 724-5375 ext. 8
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    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

    3500 W. River Road
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    (520) 724-5000


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