What's In Bloom?

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Share your love of gardening and native plant ecology with thousands of visitors a day!

The volunteer program and the grounds departments at Gateway Arch National Park have teamed up for a fun program to educate our visitors about native plants while welcoming tourists to the park. What's In Bloom volunteers stand by a wooden cart filled with cut specimens of featured plants that have been prepared in advance by our staff gardeners. Every week will bring new plants! The volunteers can answer questions about what the plants are, where they're growing, where they're native to, fun facts about them, etc. The cart is already set up at the start of each volunteer shift, and we also provide an information sheet about the featured plants for the volunteers' reference. Volunteers will also be provided with a uniform shirt and a name tag. You may sign up for a shift any day from 9-1 or 1-4, or create your own custom schedule.

Since volunteers will be set up outside the main entrance of the park, they will likely be the first staff that visitors see. Therefore, volunteers should also be friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable about basic logistics of the park (bathroom locations, tram tickets, museum content, upcoming events and programs, etc.)

Start Date - 2024-04-01

End Date - 2024-11-01

Activities include: Botany;Conservation Education;Science;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

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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.


The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.


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