Help a Fourth-Grader Get Engaged with Science Outdoors this Summer


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Tue Jul 24, 2018 09:15 AM - Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:15 AM


Tobin Montessori School197 Vassal LaneCambridge, MA 02138


Art & Science at Compass (ASC) islooking for adult volunteers to pair up one-to-one with Cambridge Public School students in a program that builds engagement with science and with a basic science practice.

Participants who join the Art & Science at Compass 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 fourth-grade public elementary students enrolled in a summer learning program called Summer Compass. The program includes two trips to Fresh Pond Reservation, across the street from the school.

Art & Science at Compass 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

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hr orientation, 2 hrs training, 6 hrs mentoring
  • Be enthusiastic about nature. An arts or science background is not required, as we provide training.

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