Arizona Sustainability Alliance
Food Tech For The Future: Growing Digital Farmers - Project Coordinator
Company: Arizona Sustainability Alliance
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Location: Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Project Details

**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

  • To apply for this volunteer opportunity email your cover letter and resume/cv to hr.volunteer@azsustainabilityalliance.com

    Learn more about us!

    https://www.azsustainabilityalliance.com/



    General requirements

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Approximately 5-10 Hours Per Week
  • Category
    Community
    Environment
    Skills Area
    Program Management
    Basic Computer Skills
    Project Management