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Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center

Behind-the-Scenes Projects and Support

Individuals are invited to help with lesson preparation and basic behind the scenes tasks in an effort to help us prepare for school groups, events and programming. Gather supplies for lessons, organize or re-shelf library books, prepare craft supplies, etc.

Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

Education Steward

Assist center staff in the classroom with large school or daycare groups. No teaching experience necessary. 

Help manage large groups, leading pre-determined activities and assisting the educator with various tasks tasks during a lesson. 

Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. depending on the reservation schedule. 

Landscaping and Facility Project Support

Groups or individuals are invited to help the Boise WaterShed with projects to beautify, maintain, or improve our outdoor River Campus, classrooms, interactive trail or other area that may need some work.

Opportunities will begin again this Spring weather permitting.

Special Projects or Events

Participate in special group programs or events.

Green Teens (teen summer volunteer program), WaterShed Wednesdays, Watershed Watch! (citizen water monitoring day).

Wednesdays during June, July, & mid-August 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., other dates TBD.

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Open Space Division

Boise Urban Garden School

The Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) is a specialized, inquiry-based education organization. We strive to provide students with unique learning experiences by utilizing an organic garden setting. Since our founding, we have been dedicated to providing students with knowledge through “real life” experiences, and each year we are able to serve approximately 6,500 local youth and families through a variety of educational programs. We know that a student who is able to dig in the soil, plant a seed, and watch it grow will be excited to eat the fruits of their labor, and will better understand the science behind a sprouting seed or the process of photosynthesis.

Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center

The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center (JHFLC) is a place where visitors can explore, learn about, and connect with Boise's diverse natural landscapes. We serve over 10,000 students and community members annually, offering environmental education programs designed to ignite interest in natural resources, science, and Idaho's cultural and ecological heritage.

Open Space

The City of Boise Open Space Reserves are a diverse group of protected properties, each of which represents significant ecological, historical, recreational or cultural value to our community. Together they form strong connections to our natural environment and are worthy of lasting conservation. Simply stated, our open space reserves are the special places we go to reflect, to play, to learn and to live.

Service Projects

The Open Space division offers corporations, schools, churches, civic organizations, and others the opportunity to participate in a service project. These projects can take place any time during the year, and will take into account your group size, availability, and what our needs are at the time.

For school groups this may include a service learning component at which students will receive both classroom instruction, as well as participate in a field activity.

Volunteers must review the City of Boise Volunteer Handbook to participate.

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Zoo Boise

General Interests

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