**This is a volunteer position.**
Food Tech For The Future: Growing Digital Farmers - Project Coordinator
Project Overview The purpose of this project is to bring food computer and digital farming education to local high schools to inspire curiosity and promote food tech innovation. A food computer is a digitized greenhouse run by a Raspberry Pi and connected to a sensor system allowing students to experiment with growing food and learning how changes in environmental conditions can affect phenotypic expression of plants. Arizona Sustainability Alliance is currently working with 5 schools across the valley (grades 6-12) to build, operate, and research with food computers.
Role Purpose To oversee the Food Tech program Learn how to use food computers and food computer technology Share that knowledge with and educate students An ideal candidate will be available during normal school operating hours to work with teachers in coordinating and leading educational sessions with students.
Responsibilities Collaborate with teachers and students to build and operate food computers Connect with local schools to help expand the program Communicate with school staff, students and project volunteers to coordinate project Travel to schools on a regular basis to help with computer builds, maintenance, harvesting, technical issues, etc. Collaborate with teachers and students to assist in project maintenance Take pictures and record progress of plant growth and farm operations Be consistently available and responsive to the AZSA team and Program Manager Report all progress and information back to AZSA Program Manager
Ideal Skill Set Raspberry Pi/Python experience Interest in teaching and sharing knowledge Availability to visit schools during regular school hours Passionate about creating positive change in our local food system
Time commitment: Approximately 5-10 Hours Per Week Availability during normal school operating hours
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