Antarctic Dinosaurs Exhibition Volunteers Needed

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Discovery Place, Inc.

Would you like to be a part of volunteer team inside an exciting exhibition?

Discovery Place Science is looking for volunteers who have an interest in science and adventure to serve as docents in our upcoming featured exhibition ANTARCTIC DINOSAURS.

Volunteers will commit to working 1 to 2 shifts per week for the duration of the exhibition serving as docents.

Shifts are:
Monday - Friday:
9:00am - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 4:00pm

Saturday:
9:00am - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Sunday:
12:00pm - 5:00pm

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION:

Break through the ice of the Antarctic on an epic expedition to unearth a world of dinosaurs

Join forces with a team of scientists and researchers as they explore four new dinosaur species uncovered from the depths of Antarctic ice.

Upon arrival to McMurdo Station, immerse yourself in the extreme environment and continuous challenges of living and working in the Antarctic. Investigate the origins of the now frozen land with ancient artifacts and handle equipment used by investigators to excavate one of earth’s least hospitable environments.

Hunt for fossils before you ascend to Mount Kirkpatrick, also known as "Dinosaur Mountain", and check out the dinosaurs found by scientists on this incredible expedition.

Along the way, you'll:

  • See artifacts from early Antarctic expeditions, including Captain Robert Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova.
  • Take a virtual ride in a replica LC-130 aircraft as you fly over Antarctica.
  • Watch as the team excavates fossils and prepares them back at the lab.
  • Meet 4 new species of dinosaur, all discovered within the last 30 years.


Antarctic Dinosaurs was developed by the Field Museum, Chicago in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Discovery Place - Charlotte, NC, and the Natural History Museum of Utah. Generous support was provided by the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund.

We look forward to having you join our volunteer team!

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About Discovery Place, Inc.

Location:

301 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Discovery Place, Inc. is to stimulate the public's interest in and understanding of science, mathematics, and technology by providing quality educational facilities, activities, and exhibits

Description

Discovery Place, Inc. is a private 501c(3) not-for-profit education organization dedicated to inspiring exploration of the natural and social world through extraordinary exhibitions and educational programs that inform, challenge and engage audiences of all ages.

WHEN

Sat Feb 08, 2020 - Mon May 25, 2020
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM  

WHERE

Discovery Place Science301 North Tryon StreetCharlotte, NC 28202

(35.2293,-80.84081)
 

SKILLS

  • Archeology
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • We would like to have volunteers commit to serving 1 to 2 shifts per week. Shifts are 4 hours in length.
  • Must be able to engage with guests and stand and move about exhibition for a 4 hour period of time.

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