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Pittsburgh Science Workshop Guest Specialist

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Pittsburgh Science Workshop

Do you enjoy working with kids and have something hands-on to share related to science or engineering? Come visit our afterschool program so that young people get to try something new, with you! We welcome a wide range of guest visitors including people with interesting hobbies, retired teachers, and professionals in STEM and physical design fields. Some past guest visitors have included a bike mechanic, a costume designer, a self-taught birder, a whale researcher, a robotics engineer, a math professor, an architect, an avid gardener, a veterinary student, a neighbor who enjoys tinkering and fixing things, and graduate students in a wide variety of STEM fields. You can visit once or multiple times. This is a fun, informal learning environment and we ask that you bring something tangible that invites inquiry from youth. You are welcome to bounce ideas around with our program staff, and our organization can provide materials support for hands-on projects.

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About Pittsburgh Science Workshop

Location:

1901 Brighton Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower young people from underserved communities to grow academically, and expand their confidence, through hands-on science and creative ingenuity.

Description

A community science workshop (CSW) is like nowhere else in the world - it is filled with collected rocks and bones, homemade hovercrafts, spinning wobble-bots and live snakes and lungfish. It is a place where neighborhood families can visit for free to explore their own interests and ideas, build projects, learn new skills, and get curious about new science topics. It is a place of community and inspiration. In the workshop, children can learn important science concepts from their own physical, hands-on experiences!

The CSW program model has been growing and thriving for 28 years bringing hands-on, curiosity-driven science to underserved and marginalized communities from Fresno CA to upstate NY. We believe that through experiments, tinkering, and building, children can develop a genuine interest in learning and a positive relationship with the world around them. Help us to bring these benefits to Pittsburgh through our community space on the Northside our fantastic mobile science bus!

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1901 Brighton RdPittsburgh, PA 15219

(40.4451,-79.9785)
 

SKILLS

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Astronomy
  • Research
  • Bike Mechanics / Repair
  • Carpentry
  • Electronics

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours
  • If you transition from being guest visitor to a volunteer who visits on a regular or repeat basis, a background check will be required

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