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Quick Overview: A Education Intern will work under the direction of a managing Naturalist to help in the nature centers run by the Conservancy. The centers are located at George F. Canyon and White Point Nature Preserves.
Mission or Broader Program Description: The Conservancy preserves undeveloped land as open space for historical, educational, ecological, recreational and scenic purposes. Since its founding in 1988, the Conservancy has successfully preserved 1,600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Conservancy's vision is the creation and management of large blocks of natural open space where visitors may enjoy peaceful solitude, where children and adults can learn about the natural environment, and where native plants and animals can thrive.
Impact: Your volunteer hours will help educate the public about the environment and wildlife of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Tasks will include working in these Centers during opening hours, supporting onsite and offsite education programs, help with maintaining and developing exhibits and educational materials and helping with trail and demonstration garden monitoring and maintenance.
Requirements: Must be enrolled in a college or university and 18 years or older. Must have transportation
Available to work shifts during Nature Center open hours Friday (1-4) Saturday (10-3:30) or Sunday (10-3:30) and/or availability to support education programs during the week Tues-Fri.
Available spots are approximations
Sun Jan 30, 2022
10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Spots available: 10+
Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274 US
About Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
916 Silver Spur Rd, #207, RLLNG HLS EST, CA 90274, US
The mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) is to "preserve land and restore habitat for the education and enjoyment of all."
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) manages over 1600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and two nature centers with native plant demonstration gardens. The PVPLC engages volunteers in the development and
maintenance of native plant gardens in order to demonstrate how gardening with native plants is beneficial for the environment. The Native Plant Garden Intern will work under the direction of the Garden Manager and Stewardship Associate to learn about native plant gardening practices to enhance the visual aesthetic of the White Point Native Plant Garden in San Pedro. Tasks will include pruning, mulching, trail repairs, and planting shrubs. All skills will be taught by Garden Manager and tools will be provided.
Currently enrolled in a college or university as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student
Experience with horticulture, gardening, or native plants is a plus
Ability to work outdoors all day, lift 40 pounds, and work in a team band individually
This is a paid internship requiring a minimum of 6 hours per week in the garden for 3-month intervals (13 weeks total).
Summer session: June-August
(application due May 15)
Fall session: September-November
(application due August 15)
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
January 13, 2022