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Garden Apprentice Program at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

 
bbg_logobbg.org/learn/gap
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
gap@bbg.org
 
Teenagers in grades 8-12 have the chance to be involved and learn about urban agriculture and the wonders of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden through the Garden Apprentice Program. The apprenticeship is a tier 9-month based program with activities like: working with visitors and children, growing, harvesting, and cooking fruits and vegetables, and exploring the plant collections and greenhouses at BBG. In tier 4, apprentices receive an hourly salary of $15.
 
Eligibility
Tier 1 – Open to students in 8th or 9th grade. Apprentices work alongside an adult instructor and a teen Tier 4 apprentice in the Children’s Garden, helping with garden-based activities for children ages 4–10 in the BBG’s after-school and weekend programs.
Tier 2 – Open to students in 10th grade or to those who have successfully completed Tier 1. Apprentices are placed in different mentorships in the spring, summer, and fall, such as helping our Interpretation team in the Discovery Garden or running science research projects.
Tier 3 – Open to students in 11th grade or to those who have successfully completed Tier 2. Apprentices run the Discovery Carts—education stations that are wheeled out onto the grounds on weekends. Apprentices build public-speaking and interpretation skills as they engage with Garden visitors.
Tier 4 – Apprentices build skills in horticulture while learning how to be environmental educators. Gardening, nature explorations, and cooking with fresh ingredients are the main activities. Note that 12th-grade students may not apply as first-time.
Interested applicants must attend the remote information session during winter. Contact gap@bbg.org for details.
 
Schedule
Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP, from March to November. Typically, the work in a week is 2–3 hours in the spring and fall and 5–6 hours weekly during the summer programming. In the course of a year, apprentices spend approximately 50–60 hours in the Garden.
 
How to Apply
Applications for the 2021 program year are currently closed. New applications for the 2022 program year will be available in the fall of 2021. For questions, please email gap@bbg.org or visit the FAQ section at bbg.org/learn/gap. The expired 2021 application deadline was January 4, 2021.
 
Know more about the program at bbg.org/learn/gap
 


HOPP Summer Student Program

 
HOPP Summer Student Program
417 East 68th Street, Floor 6New York, NY 10065

(646) 888-2013
HOPPSummerProgram@mskcc.org

 
The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides high school students with hands-on experience in laboratory techniques. Students conduct independent research projects and attend enriching training sessions and tours designed to support their interest in the clinical side of translational research and fuel their curiosity for science.
 
Eligibility
Completion of at least the 9th grade by June 2021
•Must be 14 or older by June 28, 2021
•A genuine interest in science and laboratory research
•3.5 GPA in science subjects
•Two letters of recommendation
•Eight-week commitment to the program
 
How to Apply
Visit sam.mskcc.org, start the application and submit required documentation. Applications close on February 5, 2021!
 
Application Documentation
• Resumé
• Copy of school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
• Signed 8 week commitment letter by parent and student
• 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 must be from a scientific or mathematic advisor/teacher). Letters must speak of student’s previous scientific experience in lab and knowledge of biological
concepts, as well as his or her commitment to education and discovery.
 
Find more information on the HOPP Summer Student Program Informational Brochure. For any questions, please reach out to the HOPP Summer Student Program at HOPPSummerProgram@mskcc.org or (646) 888-2013.
 
Access Frequently Asked Questions here.


 


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