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Watershed Management Group

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Docent Program
Docent leading a tour at WMG's Living Lab.

Docents are the face of Watershed Management Group out in the community and at our urban demo site - the Living Lab & Learning Center. They fill a variety of vital roles through out the organization that support our mission to develop community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment. If you are passionate about connecting people with nature, stewarding our rivers and the Sonoran Desert, and engaging with our diverse community on water conservation and environmental justice issues, consider being a WMG docent!

Visit here to learn more & to apply: www.watershedmg.org/docent

Application deadline: August 1, 2021

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About Watershed Management Group

Location:

1137 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85728, US

Mission Statement

Watershed Management Group (WMG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that develops community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment. We provide people with the knowledge, skills, and resources for sustainable livelihoods. We envision a world where the relationship between communities and the environment creates prosperity for all.

Description

Where we work

We offer a wide variety of environmental education and training programs across the state of Arizona, focusing on programs in Tucson and Phoenix. We work with K-12 students, adults, professionals, community groups, disadvantaged communities, and businesses.

Programs

Our core programs include:

  • Green Living Co-op: WMG’s Co-op is built on a barn-raising model that brings community members together to install water harvesting features at residential sites, including rain gardens, rain tanks, and greywater systems vegetated with desert trees, fruit trees, and native plants.
  • Schoolyard Water Education: WMG works with K-12 schools to provide classroom education complemented by hands-on learning projects in alignment with the state curriculum.
  • Professional Trainings: WMG provides professional trainings in both English and Spanish to educators, community leaders, landscape architects, and other green professionals.
  • Water Harvesting Demonstration Sites: Public examples of water harvesting features complemented with desert vegetation provide a model for conserving water while mitigating flooding, erosion, and urban heat island effect.
  • Free Online Resource Library: WMG provides educational resources available for download on our website.
Children & Youth
Community
Environment

WHEN

Fri Aug 20, 2021 - Thu Nov 18, 2021
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

1137 N Dodge BlvdTucsonTucson, AZ 85716

(32.23724,-110.91422)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Attend all fall Friday training sessions late August - mid-December from 3-5p.m. The 50-hour training also includes occasional assistance at outreach and WMG events on the evenings and weekends.
  • One year commitment from Jan-Dec. Upon completion of the fall training, docents are asked to commit to one year of service for a minimum of 10 hours per month, and up to 40 hours a month.

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