Mentoring Program

Purpose:

This program is to help new IAN members feel welcome to IAN and Iowa. It is also to assist new naturalists in learning the county Conservation Board system, discover resources, and learn new techniques of Environmental Education.

Guidelines for Mentors:

  • Inform mentee about Professional Standards
  • Inform mentee about Conferences
  • Inform mentee about program ideas that work for you
  • Inform mentee about places to order equipment from and/or possibility of borrowing equipment from your agency
  • Contact mentee once a month
  • Answer any questions they have to the best of your ability. Refer mentee to another person if question cannot be answered
  • Inform mentee about the Junior Naturalist Program
  • Inform mentee about the IAN $500 grant program
  • Inform mentee about the IAN scholarship program
  • Inform mentee about IAN Listserve

 

For more information, contact chair:

Heather Hucka
Story County Conservation
56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010

  515-232-2516 (Office Phone)
  515-598-4768 (Direct Line)
  515-232-6989

 

IAN Suppliers

Ben Meadows

PO Box 5277
Janesville, WI 53547-5277

  800-241-6401
  800-628-2068

Forestry Suppliers

PO Box 8397
Jackson, MS 39284-8397

  800-647-5368
  800-543-4203

CrawDaddy Outdoors, LC

107 E. Bremer Ave. PO Box 5
Waverly, IA 50677

319-352-9129

Acorn Naturalists

155 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780

  800-422-8886
  800-452-2802

Nature Watch

5312 Derry Ave. Ste. R
Agoura Hills, CA 91301-5004

  800-228-5816
  800-228-5814

Museum Products

84 Route 27
Mystic, CT O6355

  800-572-9589
  800-572-9589

Skulls Unlimited

10313 S. Sunnylane
Oklahoma City, OK 73160

  800-659-SKULL
  800-676-5459

Triarco Arts & Crafts

14650 28th Ave. N
Plymouth, MN 55447

  800-328-3360
  763-559-2215

Davidson's Falconry

870 South Buhl Farm Drive
Hermitage, PA 16148

  724-877-0162