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B'klyn Botanic Gdn - Garden Apprentice Program for High SchoolStudents - Sat, 2/11 Open House

  • Subject: [cg] B'klyn Botanic Gdn - Garden Apprentice Program for High SchoolStudents - Sat, 2/11 Open House
  • From: adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 17:03:49 -0500

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From: BRUCE ROSEN <brrosen@planning.nyc.gov>
To: BRUCE ROSEN <brrosen@planning.nyc.gov>
Sent: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 14:47:22 -0500
Subject: [tb-cyberpark]: B'klyn Botanic Gdn - Garden Apprentice Program for High School Students - Sat, 2/11 Open House


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Garden Apprentice Program for High School Students

The Garden Apprentice Program at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden provides students 
in grades 8-12 with opportunities for personal growth and career development. 
The four-tier program includes training and volunteer placements with increasing 
levels of responsibility focused on gardening, environmental issues, science, 
leadership, and career skills.

Apprentices become a dynamic, energetic part of the Garden's Education 
Department. See the tier descriptions below for more information and application 
links. For more information, please email GAP@bbg.org.

Tier 1: Discovery Guides 
(Application Deadline: March 31, 2006)

Students entering 8th or 9th grade, Discovery Guides focus on building 
leadership, communication, and Botany skills; becoming familiar with the many 
facets of BBG; and building basic work skills that will transfer easily to any 
field.

Volunteer placements will include gardening time in the Children's Garden, 
placements at Discovery Carts, and assistance with Public Programs.

Discovery Guides are committed to a year-long program including three weeks of 
training in the summer and one three hour shift per week on Saturday or Sunday 
during the school year. In addition, there will be ongoing training on writing, 
research, public speaking, leadership, first aid and working with the public.

Application form: www.bbg.org/edu/internships/gap_2006_dg_app.pdf 
Science Teacher Residence Form: www.bbg.org/edu/internships/gap_2006_dg_ref.pdf 


Tier 2: Garden Corps
(Application Deadline: March 31, 2006)

Tier 2 of the Garden Apprentice Program is designed for students entering 9th, 
10th or 11th grade-preference will be given to students who have been Discovery 
Guides, have experience with BBG, or have a special interest in science or the 
environment.

Students in Tier 2 go through a week long training session in July. The 
internships run from July through June. Summer placements are six weeks and 
require a commitment of three to four days per week. School year placements are 
ten to twelve weeks each and require a commitment to one three-hour shift per 
week. Placements for students in Tier 2 may include Science, Horticulture, and 
other departments at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Application form: www.bbg.org/edu/internships/gap_2006_gc_app.pdf 
Science Teacher Residence Form: www.bbg.org/edu/internships/gap_2006_gc_ref.pdf 

Tier 3: Junior Apprentices
(Application Deadline: March 31, 2006)

Junior Apprentices work within the Children's Garden as assistants to education 
program Instructors. Responsibilities include gardening, preparing materials, 
and helping to manage groups of students. The Junior Apprentice Program is a 
year-long program beginning in July and including additional training in the 
spring. The work schedule is a minimum of six hours per week in the school year 
and twenty hours per week in the summer.

The Junior Apprentice program is open to students who will be entering 10th, 
11th, or 12th grade in the fall*preference will be given to students who have 
been Discovery Guides or Garden Corps members, have experience with BBG, or have 
other outdoor education experience.

Application form: www.bbg.org/edu/internships/gap_2006_ja_app.pdf 
Science Teacher Residence Form: www.bbg.org/edu/internships/gap_2006_ja_ref.pdf 

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Open House
Students and their families can learn more about the GAP program and the 
application process at the Open House on Saturday, February 11 at 2 p.m. in the 
BBG auditorium, 1000 Washington Avenue -next door to the
Brooklyn Museum (Eastern Parkway & Flatbush Avenue). #2/3 - Eastern Pkwy-B'klyn 
Museum & Q/S - Prospect Pk stations) Contact the GAP coordinator at 718.623.7284 
or GAP@bbg.org to RSVP to the Open House or to ask questions about the 
application process.  




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