Become a Partner Teacher

Photo of animal demonstrationExpand student access to innovative, hands-on environmental science programming!

About the Program

The Bio/Diversity Project aims to increase interest in the environmental sciences and foster a sense of environmental responsibility among K-12 students in the Tucson metro area. Partner teachers are matched with a team of UA student interns who visit schools for a minimum of 1 hour per week to deliver environmental science-related lessons.

Each participating class receives a free field trip to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Musuem or Saquaro National Park, as well as a visit from environmental science educators (who usually bring live animals!).

Expectations of Teacher Partners

  • Attend 4 hours of program related training and planning in early September 2019 (teachers are compensated at $25/hour for attendance)
  • Provide interns on constructive feedback and guidance on effective classroom management and educational strategies
  • Commit to fostering interest and diversity in environmental sicences and knowledge of our local habitat and ecosystems (no prior knowledge required).
  • Dedicate a minimum of 1 hour of class time per week to program-related activities.

How to Apply

Our application period is currently closed. Check back in May 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year application. 

Questions?

Contact Jill at JillMWilliams@email.arizona.edu