Sunday, March 29, 2009

I did it!

I got a job in my field!

In April I will start my new job as an environmental educator at Bartram's Garden in West Philadelphia. It's the colonial estate of John Bartram, an explorer and botanist who was a contemporary of Ben Franklin. I've been volunteering there since December and I guess I succeeded in making myself indispensable (insert smirk and nail buff). But honestly, I'm very lucky. I love the people I will be working with and the lessons I will be teaching are so much fun (topics include butter-churning, bees, rivers and seeds!). And I can bike to work! Yippee!

The job is part-time, from 9am to 1pm, and I have something in the works for the afternoons (also in my field, keep your fingers crossed!).

The following pictures are from a visit M and I took to Bartram's Garden in the fall of 2006. The grounds of the estate include a restored house and barn, formal gardens, an amazing collection of trees, a wetland, and a unique stone cider press (below).




4 comments:

Carlene said...

Oh, congratulations!! That sounds great.

akatsuki said...

High FIVE!!!!

MeesheMama said...

Good for you! Hooray!

J.W. said...

takin jobs, takin names ...

:) congrats, fuzzz!