There are many ways for teenagers to get involved at the Desert Botanical Garden. In August, 2013 we will have an orientation meeting for you to learn more.
Teens in the Garden (TIGs)
In August 2013 we will kick off our new Teens in the Garden (TIGs) program based on college-readiness and citizen science for high school students, aged 14 – 18.
Each Saturday, TIGs will collect citizen science data and work in groups to develop citizen science kits to distribute to local grade school classrooms. Citizen science refers to scientific research conducted by amateur scientists. This program will provide TIGs with valuable experiences and skills including: research acquisition, interviewing, collaborative discussion, leadership, interfacing with technology, and public speaking.
If you are interested in volunteering at children’s festivals and events, then becoming a Garden teen volunteer is for you! The Garden is a wonderful place for teens, ages 14 - 18, to get experience working with plants, animals, and people, all while working towards community service requirements. Fall sign-up is required to participate throughout the year.
Becoming a TIG or Teen Volunteer
An informational meeting for teens and parents will be held on August 17 from 1 – 2 p.m. Both TIGs and Teen Volunteering will be discussed. For more information or to R.S.V.P. for the informational meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480 481.8123.
Sponsored by Henkel Corporation, with additional support from the Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation