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STEM Activity Facilitator (No experience needed!)

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ORGANIZATION: ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

  • 28 people are interested
Engineer It

STEM Activity Facilitator
For ages 16 years and older

Anyone can live an engineering lifestyle! Engage guests to get hands-on and explore science by doing in our Engineer It gallery. No engineering or science background needed! We’ll support you through training.

To apply, visit: http://bttr.im/l8qlz

STEM Activity Facilitators
guide guests through hands-on problem solving activities by asking questions, and encouraging guests to think like engineers. They help guests build a science identity and self-confidence. As a Facilitator, you will light the spark that inspires the next generation of scientists and engineers.

What will I do as a STEM Activity Facilitator?

  • Lead guests of all ages through hands-on science and engineering activities
  • Ask thought provoking questions to help guests explore the Engineering Design and Scientific Processes
  • Empower guests to solve problems and think like scientists
  • Encourage guests to share ideas and work together
  • Work collaboratively with other volunteers and staff to test new activities

Time Commitment:

  • Minimum of 4 months of volunteer service
  • Minimum of one 3 hour shift per week

What do I need to be successful in this position?

  • Enthusiasm for learning about a variety of science fields
  • Interest in facilitating hands-on activities and helping guests problem solve
  • Interest in personal growth and improvement as an educator; willingness to receive training and feedback

What will I learn?

  • How to facilitate hands-on science activities for all ages
  • Up to date topics around STEM (including engineering, physics, chemistry, etc.)
  • How to provide a great guest experience
  • How to develop enriching informal Engineering activities


What opportunities are there to grow and take on more responsibilities?

  • Creating STEM activities - work with staff to develop hands-on activities and engineering design challenges
  • Help update ECHO’s educational content
  • Lead new volunteers in activities and inquiry-based learning strategies

What benefits will I receive as an ECHO volunteer?

  • 20% discount at ECHO’s Gift Shop
  • Free admission to ECHO for the volunteer
  • Professional development opportunities
  • ECHO day passes, distributed quarterly


We're looking forward to reading your application!

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About ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Location:

1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401, US

Mission Statement

ECHO inspires and engages families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain.

Description

ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, science and nature center committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. Founded in 2003, ECHO houses more than 70 species of live animal ambassadors in Vermont’s first LEED certified building. This innovative science center and aquarium displays life in the Champlain Basin and inspires visitors to positively impact the world around them. ECHO is the public face of the Patrick and Marcelle Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, a 2.7 acre environmental campus on the Burlington Waterfront.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1 College StreetBurlington, VT 05401

(44.47642,-73.22101)
 

SKILLS

  • STEM
  • General Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Community Outreach
  • Civil Engineering

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one 3hr shift per week for 4 months. Occasional 30 minute virtual and in-person training sessions (no more than 1 per month). Shifts available every day of the week!

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