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Youth Education Docents Needed at Quarryhill Botanical Garden

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Youth Education Docents Needed at Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Quarryhill is a 25-acre woodland botanical garden nestled in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, featuring over 20,000 wild-origin plants in a naturalistic setting. It is not only a modern-day ark of rare and beautiful plants, but a place where education and conservation are at the heart of the mission and run as deep as the tranquil ponds and seasonal waterfalls that flow through.

Science is very important to keep at the forefront of our children’s education. It opens up a world of future opportunities, both professionally and personally, for our youth. Quarryhill is on track to host 1,400 students this coming academic year in its science education program, but in order to accommodate this growing demand, we need more youth education docents! 

In addition to the environmental education benefits of volunteering at Quarryhill, there are also many personal and social benefits as well, such as: meeting new people, making friends, connecting with your community, making a difference in people’s lives, and so much more. 

If you have a passion for teaching children, but are afraid you don’t know enough about plants, don’t worry! You don’t need to have a botanical or horticultural background to be a youth education docent. They will teach you everything you need to know. Training will be held on 6 Wednesdays, July 27 – August 31, and end with one last class either on Tuesday, September 6th or Thursday, September 8th (your choice). All classes are from 9:30-12:30 p.m. To sign up, call Eva Corbin at 707.996.6027 or email her at ecorbin@quarryhillbg.org