Living Classroom
Garden-Based Education Docent - Los Altos
Company: Living Classroom
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Location: Springer, Santa Rita, Almond, Loyola, Covington Oak, Gardner Bullis Elementary Schools Occasionally at Blach and Egan Junior High Schools Los Altos, CA 94024
Project Details

Living Classroom is seeking volunteers who are excited about sharing their love of nature with children by teaching our fun hands-on garden-based lessons in the Los Altos School District. Once trained, our volunteers become official Living Classroom docents who lead and assist with lessons from Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade in nine public schools. Lessons cover topics such as life cycles, photosynthesis, decomposition, ecology, biodiversity and more!

In our second grade "From Seed to Pretzel" lesson series, students explore and plant wheat in the fall and then harvest, thresh, and grind their wheat into flour in the springtime and use the whole wheat flour to make delicious pretzels to eat!

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule. Most volunteers assist with and/or lead garden-based lessons during the school day. We also have garden and office projects that can be done anytime, including weekends and/or evenings.

Springer, Santa Rita, Almond, Loyola, Covington, Oak, and Gardner Bullis Elementary Schools in Los Altos, CA 94024. We occasionally teach lessons at Blach and Egan Junior High Schools as well.


  • No teaching and/or gardening experience necessary! We teach you everything you need to know!
  • Formal t raining on Mondays from 9-Noon starting in September (you can join us anytime though).
  • Apprentice-style training available for those who cannot attend Monday training sessions.
  • Must observe/assist with lessons before leading them.
  • Minimum of 6 hours per month (assist with and/or lead at least 3 lessons a month).
  • Teaching docents must have available time during school day 8:15am-3:00pm.
General requirements
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 6 hours per month
  • See bullet list in description
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Skills Area
Math / Science Instruction
Teaching / Instruction
Habitat Restoration
Environmental Education