Become a Partner Teacher

Expand 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 Saguaro National Park!

People at ENR-2 Building

Expectations of Teacher Partners

  • Attend 3-4 hours of program related training and planning in August 2023 (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 sciences 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

For the 2023-2024 academic year, partner teachers will be selected on a case-by-case basis. Contact Elena Greenberg with inquiries at sends e-mail)


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