Education Volunteers

Education volunteers guide students of all ages on explorations of the Garden. Volunteers help students learn about the importance of plants and botany. Explorer program volunteers need to be available from 9:15 a.m to 1:15 p.m on the same weekday each week for the school year. 

Volunteers guide groups of students in grades K-12 as they explore Fairchild together. The three programs, “Native Ecosystems”, “Rainforest”, and “Living Labs: Science at Fairchild” introduce students to botany basics, as students discover Fairchild’s world renowned plant collections. Volunteers work outdoors, as a part of a team, to guide students on a botanical adventure.





The Fairchild Challenge
Designed for students of diverse interests and talents, The Fairchild Challenge is an interdisciplinary competition for elementary, middle and high school students. Students become informed, engaged citizens as they earn points for their schools by participating in a wide range of environmental activities which may include designing and planting a school garden, participating in a debate on environmental issues, or creating art, poetry or music to celebrate the environment. 

Interested in becoming an Education Volunteer? Please come to our next Volunteer Information Event to learn how you can join this incredible group of volunteer educators.