Volunteer Plant Recorders Needed

February 28, 2020
Setting sun viewed through large trees on a hillside

Bartram’s Garden is in search of volunteers to help us keep records about our historic public arboretum. Each volunteer plant recorder will work in a small team, identifying woody plants in a specific section of the landscape at Bartram’s. This is a good job for any dedicated individual with a strong interest in botany and ability to work with Google Sheets who enjoys spending time outside. It is strongly preferred that this volunteer can commit to come and survey their assigned landscape section at least four times throughout the year, can coordinate with team mates to schedule work sessions and can communicate with Bartram’s staff about progress and challenges.

Plant recording at Bartram’s Garden will contribute essential information to a running record of hundreds of years, adding crucial information to the scientific study of climate change and its effect on ecosystems and cultivation of plants. This is part of a project to make our collections more accessible to the public.

Volunteer orientation will be held Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30. Interested in helping out? Please contact

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Stroll the Schuylkill River Trail or join us for biking!

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.