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Education Outside

About Us

Education Outside is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that helps public-school students of all backgrounds develop a love for nature, science skills, healthy eating habits, and resource conservation practices. We recruit, hire, and support the pioneering Corps for Education Outside, the nation’s first service corps dedicated to teaching science, sustainability, and food education in school gardens.

To learn more about us visit out website at

What does the Corps member do at Hillcrest?

Jonathan teaches in the outdoor classroom (also known as the school garden) four days a week throughout the school year. In addition to teaching standards-based science lessons, he helps students plant, harvest, and cook garden produce. He also works with the school community to do lunchroom composting, reduce energy usage, and promote walk- and bike-to-school days. (On Fridays, he attends professional development trainings organized by Education Outside on outdoor teaching practices and sustainability.)

About Jon

Jonathan graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in environmental science. In 2012, he began working with SOS Juice, a food-justice group dedicated to providing access to and education on healthy mind, body, and spiritual practices. Since the summer of 2013, he has worked with the San Francisco dance companies Embodiment Project, Tania Santiago’s Aguas de Bahia, and Deep Waters Dance. Jonathan loves the outdoors, yoga, food, and laughter.

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