The Learning by Leading (LxL) program is a network of student-led teams —supported by Cornell Botanic Gardens’ staff and resources —that are passionate about environmental issues, skilled in collaboration and communication, and capable of adapting to and overcoming challenges.

Learn more about the LxL program!

Learning by Leading Teams

Garden Ambassadors

This team is dedicated to outreach, engagement, and informal education.

Team Co-Leader, Horticultural Enterprises Team

Learn the practice of and gain experience in plant propagation and cultivation for plant sales.

Team Co-Leader, Sustainable Landscape Team

Collaborate with our horticulture and natural areas staff to design, develop, install and maintain sustainable landscapes.

More about our student engagement programs!

Click on the images below to explore student engagement opportunities at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Summer Internship

Our summer internship program provides an educational and work experience involving hands-on training that builds on classroom learning.

Graduate Study

A one-year Masters of Professional Studies degree program for individuals interested in leading botanical gardens, arboreta, and similar organizations.

Cornell Engagement

We offer opportunities for Cornell faculty, staff and students to engage with us.