The Washington Youth Garden’s Garden Science program partners with local elementary schools to provide eight weeks of environmental science and nutrition education through an interactive garden-based curriculum. In the spring, each participating class visits the Washington Youth Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum for a full day of outdoor programming. In addition, the WYG staff provides support for the installation of an edible schoolyard garden at each partnering school.
The Education Intern will be present at each Garden Science class to assist the Education Coordinator in facilitating the classroom instruction component of the program from mid-January until mid-March. If available, the Intern will work with administrators, teachers, parents, and community members to assist in the design, installation, and utilization of the school garden from March until May. The Intern can also assist with the planning and facilitating of the outdoor programming in May.
Possessing or working towards a bachelor’s degree in related field (Education, Environmental Science, Horticulture) or comparable experience. General knowledge and interest in vegetable gardening and food, ability to work well with children, good communication skills, creativity, willingness and enthusiasm to learn about the youth gardening movement. First Aid/CPR certification is a plus.
Ten to fifteen hours per week, Tuesday through Thursday, with a flexible schedule to accommodate varying classroom instruction time. January through March with flexible start and end dates.
This position is unpaid, but WYG will work with Intern to fulfill university academic credits.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Kacie Warner, Education Coordinator at Kwarner@washingtonyouthgarden.org by December 15, 2010. Email is preferred, mailing address is below.
For more information about our programs, visit us at http://www.washingtonyouthgarden.org.