Are you looking for ways to get outside and take a break from technology during COVID-19 – for yourself, your family, or your students? Are you interested in becoming a part of a virtual community and sharing a new experience with your neighbors and passersby (while maintaining safe social distancing?) You can join the Sidewalk Plant Lab as a Sidewalk Botanist! Zero plant knowledge needed. Check out our Be a Botanist page! (And we send well wishes for your and your family’s health.)

VOLUNTEER: Are you interested in learning more about urban ecology, botany, and environmental education? Already experienced and looking for new ways to get out in your cities? Volunteer as a plant educator with the Sidewalk Plant Lab and get hands-on experience and job skills training! All ages are welcome. Email

Do you want the Sidewalk Plant Lab at your event, outside your business, or at your school? Once life returns to “normal,” we’d love to come see what’s growing at your site! There’s currently no charge for pop-up labs in the Twin Cities metro area (if you would like the SPL to visit a different location, we’d love to whenever our availability permits – you just cover travel costs!)  Email