Would you enjoy showing a group of school children around the Botanical Garden or assisting with a day of summer camp as children learn about science and nature? The Cape Fear Botanical Garden is trying to accomodate a school wanting to come out in June for a rare field trip during this difficult school year. On June second we have a summer camp scheduled and a school wanting to bring four classes for a field trip. In order to have both groups that day, we will need one more volunteer to lead a group of children on a guided hike and one other volunteer to assist in our summer camp (passing things out, helping children with crafts, etc.). Both volunteers must be willing to meet with education staff before hand and wear a mask during the entire program. We can provide training for the hike leader if you don't have experience working with groups of children and the children's teachers will be present the entire time. Your job would be to simply direct them through the Garden and draw their attention to interesting features in the Garden like an over turned tree or our pollinator Garden.
The purpose of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden is to enrich, inspire and serve the Cape Fear Region as a dynamic center for the collection, culture, and aesthetic display of plants; to encourage the enjoyment of the natural beauty of plants and birds; to promote environmental stewardship; and to provide educational and research resources for the community.
Situated on the bluffs of the Cape Fear River, at the confluence of the Cape Fear River and the Cross Creek River, The Cape Fear Botanical Garden maintains original, old growth forest and plants indigenous to the area. The 85-acre garden is comprised of both formal, cultivated gardens and natural woodland areas intersected with a network of over 3 miles of barrier-free foot-trails with interpretive signs that provide for a scenic and educational exploration of the forest above the river.
The Garden offers educational opportunities, tours, and various seasonal events ranging from the annual fall "Harvest Hoedown" to the summer Symphony concert in the amphitheater.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Wed Jun 02, 2021
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cape Fear Botanical Garden536 N Eastern BlvdFAYETTEVILLE, NC28301
February 23, 2021
Math / Science Instruction
Teaching / Instruction
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
4 hours on one day and a short meeting with staff before hand
Teens ages 13+ are eligible for the camp assistant position but you must be 18+ to be a tour guide.