Are you passionate about trees, the environment, and education? Do you enjoy working with kids?
This three-part interactive training will prepare you to work as a volunteer Education Leader with Canopy, exploring the wonderful world of trees through hands-on science lessons with elementary, middle, and high school students.
Join our team, and help inspire the next generation of environmental stewards!
Check back soon for 2018 dates.
Canopy’s classroom education programs provide hands-on, outdoor activities that spark kids’ curiosity about trees and nature.
This free training covers teaching methodology, cultural sensitivity, and three of Canopy’s education modules: Under the Tree Book Reading (grades K-2), Planting Trees is Fun (grades 3-4), and Tree Identification (grades 5-8). Our curriculum is in alignment with California’s Next Generation Science Standards.
Following the training, you’ll have a chance to sign-up for volunteer dates throughout the following school year. Working alongside Canopy staff, you’ll co-teach these fun, immersive lessons in elementary and middle schools in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, east Menlo Park, and surrounding communities. Most lessons are delivered during school hours.
With a particular emphasis on experiential learning, the 2016 and 2017 trainings were co-taught by Canopy staff and two local education experts:
Jennifer Saltzman, Director of Outreach Education for the Stanford School of Earth Sciences
Nico Janik, STEM Coordinator for K-5 at the Ravenwswood City School District