This 6-week Fellowship is located at the U.S Botanic Garden (USBG) in Washington, DC and is funded through the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden. This is an environmental education Fellowship that works closely with USBG Education Staff to facilitate the Hands on Plants Science (HOPS) summer program. During HOPS the National Garden Fellow learns how to prepare and run sixteen different hands on modules, as the National Garden becomes an outdoor classroom where urban students and teachers dissect flowers, learn how seeds travel, use microscopes, and analyze soil.
A $3600 stipend is provided. The individual is responsible for finding their own housing.
The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) has hosted hundreds of urban children and teachers in the National Garden for Hands On Plant Science (HOPS). Participants immerse themselves in the natural world; they dangle over the bridge and learn that clean water is critical for plants and all life forms, they explore the power of the sun and learn how plants make their own food, they watch pollinators in action and have the opportunity to wander and wonder. The National Garden becomes an outdoor classroom where students and teachers use microscopes, dissect flowers, analyze soil and learn how seeds travel.
Applicants should be a rising college senior, preferably with a background in environmental education, plant-science, and/or horticulture.
The application and additional information can be found our website here - https://usbgfriends.org/national-garden-internship