The Museum of Science Eye Opener Program has been working with the Boston Public Schools to bring the exciting world of science to second grade students from across the city.
The program introduces these students to the Museum and gives them a chance to engage in science. Eye Opener volunteers encourage exploration and the excitement of discovery as they share the Museum with the children. They achieve these goals through conversation, hands on experimentation, exploration of exhibits, and practicing scientific thinking skills with program participants.Responsibilities
Each Tuesday morning, the students are grouped into sets of 4 to 6 with a pair of volunteers who give them a tour of the Museum. Tours last approximately two hours and tailored to the interests of the students.
Learn the lay-out of the Museum to share and explore with second graders the exhibits which may be interesting to them.
- Encourage children to observe, compare, describe, ask questions and expand and share ideas.
- Know Museum emergency and safety procedures.
- Attend ongoing training and support through weekly in-service workshops on science or program-related topics.
- Mentor the Eye Opener High School volunteers.
- Work in close collaboration with a diverse and committed group of volunteers.
Must be available Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Eye Opener does not meet during the summer or school vacations.
- Patience, sensitivity, and understanding of youth
- Willingness to work with young children and high school students of all backgrounds and abilities
- Interest in informal science education
- Four to six month commitment
- Tuesday mornings (9:30-12:30) throughout the school year
Attendance at the New Volunteer Orientation session is required.
- Continuous in-service training and briefings
- Shadowing more experienced volunteers
- Child Development
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Tuesday only 9:30 am - 1:00 pm