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 and middle school students.
Join our team, and help inspire the next generation of environmental stewards!
Consecutive Wednesdays in August, 2017:
Part 1: Wednesday, August 16, 10am – 12:30pm
Part 2: Wednesday, August 23, 10am – 12:30pm
Part 3: Wednesday, August 30, 10am – 12:30pm
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 training was most recently co-taught (2016) 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