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    Volunteer

    The Utah State University Botanical Center is dedicated to building a more sustainable Utah through community education. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other community-minded individuals, make new friends, and help support an important educational resource.

    Volunteer Benefits

    • Meet fun and interesting people
    • Increase your knowledge
    • Contribute to the community
    • Variety of volunteer schedules

    Qualifications

    • Enthusiasm for learning (training provided)
    • Friendliness
    • Dedication

    Adult Volunteer Opportunities

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    Master Gardener Volunteer Program

    Master Gardeners attend approximately 40 hours of classroom instruction and provide at least 40 hours of volunteer service through structured activities at the USU Botanical Center in Kaysville. 

    For more information contact Stacie Stone (435) 919-1323

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    Wings & Water - Naturalist Guides

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the months of April, May, September, and October. Conduct field trips for 4th graders from around the Wasatch Front. Teach topics like water, plants, animals, and soil to help students gain appreciation for the Great Salt Lake wetlands.

    For more information contact Hope Braithwaite at hope.braithewaite@usu.edu or (435) 919-1324

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    Utah Water Watch Volunteers in Tranining

    Utah Water Watch - Citizen Monitoring

    Utah Water Watch (UWW) is a water quality education and data collection program that seeks to increase awareness about the importance of water quality and promote stewardship of Utah’s aquatic resources.

    For more information contact Hope Braithwaite at hope.braithewaite@usu.edu or (435) 919-1324

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    Special Event Volunteers

    Help with USU Botanical Center's special events including Baby Animal Days and the Farmers Market

    To volunteer for the Farmers Market, contact Jayne Mulford (435) 919-1265 

    To volunteer for Baby Animal Days, contact Susie Jones (801) 399-8201

    Community Group Opportunities

    We are happy to help identify a project for your group or scout. Some examples of past projects include:

    • Picking up litter around our ponds to ensure a healthy ecosystem and help control pollutants.
    • Building and installing bat houses around the property.
    • Flag pole installation.
    • Building wooden benches for events

    For more information about community group volunteering, contact: