Member Education is at the core of the TCSS mission. Member education is currently offered in the following formats & forums.
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.
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.
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.
A study group facilitates self-learning activities in a subject relevant to the cultural practices of cactus and succulents. There are no hard fast rules about how study groups work but the following guidelines can help your group be a great educational experience.
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.
Current TCSS Study Groups (click the link to learn more)