Outdoor Classroom Presenter

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One Cool Earth (OCE)

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Purpose: One Cool Earth and San Luis Obispo schools seek volunteers with relevant experience and expertise to make engaging presentations. Do you have gardening skills, outdoor experiences, environmental/sustainability background that you’d like to share with and educate others on? Help make a difference in Paso schools by volunteering!


  • Public schools in San Luis Obispo

Key Responsibilities:

  • Similar to a Garden Docent but leads structured lessons in a garden classroom to a variety of ages

  • Subjects presented may vary including, but not limited to: nutrition awareness, environmental impact, ecological systems, function and uses of specific plants, etc.

  • Provide various activities and information for 10-20 people at one time

  • Consult with volunteer coordinator for more information or may collaborate to design activities or lesson plans

Time Requirements/ Frequency:

  • Volunteer may choose frequency of lessons (once/ week, bimonthly, once/ month)

  • One-time or repeat presentation--we will schedule a time that works for you!

  • 30-60 minute intervals (weekdays during school year)

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Previous teaching or presenting experience encouraged, though not required!!

  • Provide one’s own transportation to and from the site

  • 18 years and older or with parents permission

  • Fingerprinting and volunteer paperwork must be completed


  • 1 hour orientation

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San Luis Obispo CountySan Luis Obispo County, CA 93401



  • General Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Environmental Science
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Gardening


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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