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iLabs: Science Lovers of All Ages — Science and Volunteer Opportunties For All Ages!

July 17, 2012

We have a lot of visitors, young and young-at-heart, who come to the Investigate Labs, and the Museum in general, and express the wish to do something at the Museum. They are passionate about science and want to do more than just visit now and then.

Well, there ARE many opportunities, and that list continues to grow. We have opportunities for adults aged 18 and up, as well as youth opportunities from grades 6 and up.

First, adults:

There is a long-standing volunteer program for ages 18 and up. MANY areas of the museum, from Prairie Ridge, Curiosity Classes, and the Carts Program, to the new Investigate Labs, Research Labs, and the Naturalist Center WELCOME and NEED volunteers. We train you in the area of your choice and depend on your passion to assist us in reaching out to as many people as possible.

If you would love to spend even a small bit of time on a regular basis learning more about and reveling in the world of science — we would love to hear from you. The Coordinator of Volunteers, Interns, & Technical Assistance is Tullie Johnson, tullie.johnson@ncdenr.gov  She handles all adult volunteers, ages 18 and over. (For information on Youth Volunteer Program opportunities, see the contacts below)

Once you send in contact information and an application noting your areas of interest, you’ll be contacted about attending one of our twice-a-month Information Sessions, on either a Saturday morning or a Tuesday afternoon.

Adults and Youth:

For general information on the adult volunteer opportunities, and the volunteer application, as well as general information on the Junior Curators program, Internships and the Teen Advisory Board,  see “Volunteering at the Museum“or the Youth Programs:

For specific information on Youth Program opportunities:

  • Junior Curators
  • Girls in Science
  • Boys in Science
  • Teen Advisory Board

See Youth Programs.

Any questions, contact:

Lynn Cross, Coordinator of Youth Programs, lynn.cross@ncdenr.gov

M.T. Fore, Coordinator of Student Outreach and Distance Learning, mary.tyler.fore@ncdenr.gov

In addition, we will soon have a Youth Volunteer Program as well. For information or to express interest in volunteering, contact Lynn Cross, or the Curator of Youth Programs, Kathryn Fromson, kathryn.fromson@ncdenr.gov

So if you have a love of science and a yearning to be part of it all, come check us out!  We would love to talk to you!

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  1. July 17, 2012 6:19 pm

    Reblogged this on NC Museum of Natural Sciences Blogs.

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