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Park Educator

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The National Park Service

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Park Educators work within the Education Division to support Good Neighbors: Landscape Design & Community Building- an active, place-based education program that fosters appreciation of the physical, social, and psychological value of public parks in local third graders. Educators assist NPS staff with teaching and logistical oversight of on-site programming.

Good Neighbors uses the restored landscape, historic design office, archival collection, and rehabilitated model shop to explore the history, art, science, and civics of landscape design and park stewardship. Participating students learn why parks are important for people and begin to imagine their own role in the care and stewardship of these special landscapes.

The Good Neighbors program runs Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Volunteers typically serve one to two days a week.

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About The National Park Service

Location:

99 Warren Street, Brookline, MA 02445, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Description

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture. In 1883, after supervising the design and construction of such landmarks as Central Park and the US Capitol Grounds, Olmsted moved his family from New York City to 99 Warren Street in Brookline, Massachusetts. It was here that he also re-established his office. "Fairsted," as he called it, served as both a home and the world's first full-scale professional practice of landscape architecture. All the processes of design, from drafting to printing, were carried out here. Thousands of projects, from conception to completion, are reflected in the vast design records of the Olmsted firm. The work of the Brookline office continued for nearly a century with Olmsted, his sons, and their associates designing thousands of public and private landscape projects across the United States. The National Park Service acquired Olmsted's home and office in 1979 and maintains many of the working records in the interest of understanding and preserving the special places this firm created.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

99 Warren StBrooklineBrookline, MA 02445

(42.32525,-71.13239)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • ~6 hours per week

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