Mentor a Fourth- or Fifth-grader in an Outdoor Program


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Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:30 AM - Fri Jun 01, 2018 01:30 PM


Tobin Montessori School197 Vassal LaneCambridge, MA 02138


Art & Science in One, a program running for its sixth year in spring 2018, is looking for adult volunteers to pair up one-to-one with students in a program that stresses close observation of the outdoor world-flora, fauna, and ecological context.

Participants who join the Art & Science in One volunteer team will learn the elements of nature journaling from a drawing instructor who is also a professional science illustrator. They will apply this training to work with a combined 4th-/5th-grade class at Tobin Montessori School in West Cambridge, a public elementary school. The program takes place for two hours each session, on 8 Fridays beginning April 6, 2018. The program's core consists of outdoor nature journaling sessions at Fresh Pond Reservation, across the street from the school.

The program enables students and their volunteer mentors to experience this significant and exciting habitat and its biodiversity through nature journaling; it also instills enthusiasm for and skills of close scientific observation.


  • Drawing
  • Botany
  • STEM
  • Horticulture
  • Visual Arts
  • Environmental Science

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Eight 2-hour Friday sessions, 4/6–6/1, 11:30–1:30
  • Be enthusiastic about nature. An arts or science background is not required, as we provide training.

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