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Volunteer Opportunity: Critter Cam Feild Day, March 3 & 4, at Catalina State Park

WHEN: Tuesday, March 3rd and Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
We have morning (8am – 12pm), afternoon (11am -3pm) or all day (8am – 3pm) shifts available. Regular short breaks are provided throughout the day, and bagels, snacks and coffee will be provided.

WHERE: Catalina State Park, Flycatcher Group Site
We cover park fees for entry. 

WHAT: Small groups of 4th-grade students and their parent chaperones move between 20-minute activity stations. Volunteers leading activity stations represent their respective organizations (AZTWS, etc) and their careers in science and conservation while teaching the provided lesson. Training provided!

Activity stations include:
1. Nature walk & check wildlife cameras
2. Camouflage and mimicry activity with paints
3. Wildlife tracks
4. Matching scents and pheromones
5. Using binoculars
6. Live animal interpretation (We need someone to talk about packrats!)
7. Meet school buses at the wildlife bridge (off-site at the Santa Catalina Catholic Church parking lot) to share info about the wildlife crossing project (2x day)

Groups involved include the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, Tucson Audubon Society, Pima County Master Naturalists, and more. We hope you will join us this year and we can include you in the success of this program!  

Contact Jessica at jessica.moreno@sonorandesert.org to learn more and sign up.

This event in its 4th year. Watch a video from our first event here:

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Summer Urban-to-Wild Insternship with The Wilderness Society (Tucson)

The Wilderness Society is looking for a summer intern to work in Tucson on an emerging Urban-to-Wild program expansion. The duration of this internship is 40 hrs/week for 10 weeks with a start date of late May/early June. Pay is $15/hour. The internship posting and application procedure is here:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=2a2cd446-3b6b-45ff-90d7-579775843522&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=350614&source=CC2&lang=en_US

The application deadline is Friday, March 20.

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Join the AZTWS Team!

AZTWS is looking to fill the following appointed Committee Chair positions. These volunteer roles are a great way to become involved with your local Chapter!

Contact Jessica Moreno at wildlife pathways@gmail.com with questions or to apply.

Social Media Communications Chair

The Social Media Chairperson creates and curates content on our social media platforms and help us improve our online presence, with a specific focus on 1) informing and engaging AZTWS members and 2) lifting up diverse voices in the wildlife field. This is an exciting new Chair position for AZTWS, and we are looking for someone with an eye for #SciComm who can bring life back into our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. They can, with approval from the President, appoint additional people to form a Social Media Communications Committee.

Webmaster

The Webmaster is responsible for posting content to the website and should have experience and knowledge working with WordPress. The ideal candidate has experience building websites and can help with back end maintenance and website construction.

Volunteer Opportunities Chair

The Volunteer Opportunities Chairperson researches and finds current volunteer opportunities available to wildlife students and professionals in Arizona, and regularly posts those opportunities on our website’s events calendar.

Conservation Affairs Chair

The Conservation Affairs Chairperson keeps a finger on the pulse of relevant policies, public comment writing periods, legislative bills, administrative regulations, planning documents, environmental assessments, impact statements, and other issues affecting wildlife or wildlife habitat primarily within the state of Arizona. They can, with approval from the President, appoint additional people to serve on the Conservation Affairs Committee with them. The Conservation Affairs Chairperson keeps the AZTWS Board informed about current actions that may be taken by the Chapter to engage on these opportunities to advance science-based wildlife management and conservation through planning and policy.

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