Make History Come Alive! Education In-reach Volunteers Needed
Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Education In-reach is a great area to volunteer if you love teaching. We have a number of exciting In-reach programs we use to bring mining and history alive for both students and adults. From Mineral ID to Birdseed Mining and many other specialized classes, we have one that will interest any volunteer who loves to share knowledge.
These programs are usually added on to a tour and make for a well-rounded experience. The attendees get hands on experience with minerals, mining ideas, simple machines, and a number of other programs. Time commitment for this opportunity is typically 1 ½ - 2 hours. The programs themselves last about 30 min each, but we typically split up the groups so we rotate through a smaller number of guests at a time and run two to three in-reaches in a row so each smaller group can enjoy the experience.
If you are interested in finding out more about our In-reach programs, please email Loretta at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-488-0880 for more information.
About Western Museum of Mining & Industry
225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80912, US
Established in 1970, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) is a private nonprofit, 501(c) 3 whose mission is to preserve, collect and interpret the rich mining history and related industries of Colorado and the American West.
Unique to WMMI is the actual operation of its carefully restored multi-ton steam engines and mining machines. The emphasis of the museum's collections is on the technology and technological history of mining and metallurgy, as well as the social history of the American West. Over 4,000 artifacts are on display at the 27-acre indoor/outdoor exhibit site, which includes a working hoist house; mine blacksmith shop; ten stamp mill; and multi-purpose center with exhibits, theater and a 13,000 volume research library. WMMI has been accredited by the American Association of Museums (one of only three Colorado Springs museums to hold this honor) since 1979, and is the only accredited mining museum in the western United States.