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Member Education

Member Education is at the core of the TCSS mission.  Member education is currently offered in the following formats & forums.

  • Monthly Meeting Seminar Presentation

On the 1st Thursday of every month we have a short business meeting followed by an informative presentation, door prizes, and free plants. The presentation is approximately 1 hour long and features a speaker considered expert in his or her field.  These presentations are recorded posted on one of our YouTube channels. They are available for viewing from this website by clicking the link in either the monthly meetings presentation index or the TCSS library resources database.

  • Classes – Cactus Rescue Program

At most rescue activities we offer hands-on training classes in how to find and SAFELY dig the available plants so that their chances for survival when transplanted are optimized. Rescues & classes are announced in the weekly activities email to members and on the website activities page.

  • Classes – Pima Prickly Park Steward Program

Hands-on classes in many aspects of Sonoran landscape cultural practices are taught at Pima Prickly Park.  Classes are announced in the weekly activities email to members and on the website activities page.

  • Study Groups

A study group facilitates self-learning activities by TCSS members in a subject relevant to the cultural practices of cactus and succulents.

Self-learning takes the form of:

        •      Classes sponsored by TCSS for the group and members at large
        •      Seminar speakers invited to speak at TCSS meetings or conferences
        •      Pima Prickly Park projects facilitated by TCSS member volunteers
        •      Educational field trips
        •      Recommending a reference collection for the TCSS library
        •      Creating educational materials (with tech team assistance) for members and the general public
        •      Other activities deemed useful by the study group members

We are open to as many study groups as members wish to create.  We ask only that each group’s activities stay consistent with the TCSS mission.

We suggest that classes and group activities be listed in the weekly activities schedule and the website calendar so that all members are welcome to participate.

Each group has a web page for resource links & activity details

Current TCSS Study Groups (click the link to learn more)

        •      Library Study Group                 Link  
        •      Tech Team                               Link
        •     Water Harvest Study Group    Link

    Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society (TCSS)

    PO Box 64759  -  Tucson, AZ 85728-4759   -   Phone: (520) 256-2447  -  Email: TCSS@TucsonCactus.org

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