Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To assist the Garden Coordinator in engaging students in the garden with hands- on activities, and further their understanding of natural sciences and their connection to their environment. The Learning Garden Docent will assist with programs as well as day-to-day garden activities.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Setting up for and cleaning up after lessons- includes prepping soil, tools, water, etc. as well as making copies, gathering materials, arranging clipboards, or other supply preparation.
Leading a group of 10-12 kids at a time doing a specific garden activity (you will receive lesson plans prior to each class.
Engaging with students in the garden and nurturing their interest in plant growth, insects, soil, etc.
Maintaining the garden by weeding, watering, or whatever seasonal upkeep needed
No experience gardening necessary
Some experience working with kids desired
Must pass a background check and child safety test with the school
Ability to work individually and with others
An understanding of school expectations
Must be ready to make learning fun!
Please expect to spend about 2-8 hours per month helping with one of these programs during these times-
Tuesdays 9am-2:30pm September-December
Training: Volunteer orientation TBA
Age Requirement: 16+
Dress Code: School appropriate attire please.
Other information: Wedgwood Elementary is in North Seattle and near a bus route. Meals not provided, but the Docent will get to take home veggies from the garden when available. Additional hours in the evenings for events may be offered but are not required. Foxberry Education works with the PTA of Wedgwood Elementary to bring garden programming to the students during class time.