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Museum Education

Staff Mentor

Maya MakkerMaya Makker
Museum Education & Interpretive Manager
Email |  530-752-8220

Museum Education interns research and create interactive, interdisciplinary learning experiences in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden — an outdoor, living museum. Focused on making our museum accessible to visitors of all ages and backgrounds, students work directly with clients, such as staff and other Learning by Leading teams, to create educational content. 

This year, interns will work remotely to craft spaces for visitors from all over the world to learn and grow from home. Interns will have the opportunity to strengthen their skills in environmental literacy, science communication and digital collaboration. During the initial transition to an online internship in Spring 2020, previous interns developed a Virtual Tour of the Arboretum and Sapling Stories, a podcast. As this team moves forward in an online atmosphere, Museum Education interns should be enthusiastic about learning from others, willing to try new things, self-driven and passionate about supporting equity in the outdoors.

Quarters: Year Long—Fall through Spring
Schedule: Interns attend weekly meetings (1.5-3 hours)
Units: 1 unit