Green Careers Exploration Day

Closeup of young person's hands, wearing white and orange gardening gloves, placing green-leaved plants in substrate with evenly spaced holes.
Carol Gross

Designed for students in grades 9–12, this three-hour career-shadowing experience welcomes students to engage with Longwood staff members specializing in conservation, horticulture, plant breeding, and landscape architecture and design. Take part in an overview of careers and student programs at Longwood; participate in a hands-on horticulture activity focused on houseplants and kokedama (and take home what you create); and engage in question-and-answer sessions with staff members while exploring what they do on a typical day at Longwood.

Accompanying adults may explore the Gardens on their own and meet their students after the program concludes.

Career-Shadowing Graduation Requirements

Our Green Careers Exploration Day is designed to help fulfill graduation requirements set by the Department of Education at the state level. Upon completion, Longwood will provide a letter to each participating student stating their participation in this educational experience. Please refer to your state’s Department of Education requirements for more details.

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Upcoming Dates

August 7, 2024 
Registration Opens

October 17, 2024
Green Careers Exploration Day

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Email: schoolandyouth
Phone: 610-388-5377

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