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Garden Volunteer - S'edav Va'aki Museum

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ORGANIZATION: S'edav Va'aki Museum & Archaeological Park

  • 60 people are interested
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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, and weed the garden and assist staff in teaching audiences about Sonoran Desert plants.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have strong time management capabilities
  • Are able to work independently
  • Are willing to get dirty
  • Are flexible and creative
If this is you, press "I want to help" or email pks.pgm.volunteers@phoenix.gov and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

S'edav Va'aki (formerly 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 S'edav Va'aki Museum & Archaeological Park

Location:

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

Mission Statement

To honor the site of S'edav Va'aki as a unique community resource, through sound preservation practices, engaging educational programs, and the thoughtful care and presentation of cultural materials. For all audiences, S'edav Va'aki Museum will foster understanding, appreciation and respect for our shared cultural history.

Description

S'e dav Va'aki 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 S'e dav Va'aki 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy
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
  • Minimum of 4 hours per month (preferably once per week); schedule is flexible but volunteers should be available Monday and Wednesday mornings
  • Gardening experience desirable, but not required.

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