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Habitat Horticulture

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Learning by Leading Program Announcment

Learning by Leading™ internships are not recruiting for Fall 2020 with the exception of the Museum Education program, which is accepting applications through 10/6. Other Learning by Leading™ internships may begin recruiting for Winter 2021 starting mid-to-late Fall quarter. If you would like to get more information, please fill out and submit this form.

Please check back often for more information about winter quarter recruitment. Thank you for your interest!

Habitat Horticulture

This team offers students the opportunity to learn how to transform our landscapes into urban habitat, with an emphasis on sustainable practices and plant-pollinator interactions. This team’s work is centered in the habitat gardens of the Environmental GATEway, located at the west end of the Arboretum and Public Garden. Students will use this area as a living laboratory with collections that include the hummingbird garden, the insect pollinator gardens, the native meadow basin, and the large scale stormwater management system. 

This internship will provide students with hands-on skills including seed collection, propagation, weeding, planting, maintenance, species monitoring and plant record keeping. Learning plant and pollinator identification will be heavily emphasized. Students will learn and integrate the natural history information of the many species that use the garden's resources. 

Students will also get the opportunity to apply and share their knowledge through outreach at plant sales and community events.

Quarters: Year Long—Fall through Spring
Schedule: 3 hours/week commitment for the entire school year
Units: 1 unit/quarter



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