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Garden Volunteer - Pueblo Grande Museum

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Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park

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Like working outdoors? Have a green thumb, a passion for Sonoran Desert plants, and a gift for teaching others? Interested in the ways gardens can bring communities together? If yes, this is a terrific opportunity for you!

Garden Volunteers maintain the Museum’s Native Plants Garden, which showcases a variety of traditional Native American food staples and desert plants used for construction, clothing, and medicinal purposes. Garden volunteers design, plant, water, weed, and save seeds in the garden and assist education staff in teaching audiences about Sonoran Desert plants.

Pueblo Grande Museum is a 1,500-year-old archaeological site and museum. The Museum offers a handicap accessible 2/3-mile interpretive trail on a prehistoric village site. Visitors view a platform mound, ballcourt, and irrigation canals. Indoor exhibits feature artifacts from the site and hands-on activities for kids.

https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande

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About Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park

Location:

4619 East Washington Street, Phoenix AZ, AZ 85034, US

Mission Statement

Vision Statement: Pueblo Grande Museum will recognized as the gateway to the cultural history of the Phoenix Area. In collaboration with our communities we will create memorable experience that link past to present. Mission Statement: To honor the site of Pueblo Grande as a unique community resource, through sound preservation practices, engaging educational programs, and the thoughtful care and presentation of cultural materials. For all audiences, Pueblo Grande Museum will foster understanding, appreciation and respect for our shared cultural history.

Description

Pueblo Grande Museum is located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix.
A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses. There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum. The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site. The children’s hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology. And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history.

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4619 East Washington StreetPhoenix, AZ 85034

(33.44567,-111.98476)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Farming
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Garden volunteers are expected to provide at least 4 hours of service each month for the Museum. Flexible but should be available Monday and Wednesday mornings.
  • Gardening experience desirable, but not required.

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