The UCLA Botanical Garden is a remarkable 7.5 acre living museum, containing plants from all over the world! Come learn to interpret this natural wonder for visitors. As a volunteer Garden Educator, you will have opportunities to share knowledge at discovery tables as well as on guided tours for a variety of audiences.
In addition to the joy of sharing the wonders of the plants with the public, Garden Educators are offered opportunities to continue their own botanical learning, through group field trips, lectures and special events. This is a great opportunity to deepen your botanical knowledge, meet new friends, support the educational mission of the Garden, and to strengthen your public speaking and science communication skills.
Trainings for discovery tables are available year round, and a more in depth training is available annually to lead guided tours. To lead tours, Educators participate in a training where they learn about general botany and the unique plants found within the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden. You will shadow experienced educators prior to leading your own tours. Training time will be a combination of short lectures, garden walks, educational strategy practice, and development of a personalized tour that you can confidently deliver to students and adults.
To learn about upcoming trainings, please email Jules at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the interest list.
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