ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
1 College Street Burlington, VT 05401
Active Opportunities (2)
Burlington, VT 05401
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!
Date Posted: Nov 15, 2022
Burlington, VT 05401
For ages 16 years and older Please note: ECHO requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for all volunteers, interns, and staff To complete an application, visit http://bttr.im/7vetp Learn and assist in a professional animal facility as is provided in Association of Zoo and Aquarium accredited institutions throughout the US, for native fish and reptiles, as well as native and exotic amphibians. After initial hands-on training, volunteers will be expected to accomplish daily husbandry tasks independently. Time Commitment: A full semester or summer commitment (usually 3-4 months). Minimum of one 4 hour shift per week. Shifts Times: Shifts available 7 days a week! Morning Shifts: 7 - 11am Afternoon Shifts: 12 - 4pm What do I need to be successful in this position? Applicants should be able to work independently, be active, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, reliable, and willing to get wet and/or dirty! Occasional heavy lifting (up to 60 pounds) may be required. What benefits will I receive as an ECHO volunteer? 20% discount at ECHO’s Gift Shop Free admission to ECHO for the volunteer Free coffee & tea in volunteer lounge Annual appreciation events Professional development opportunities Volunteer social gatherings ECHO day passes, distributed quarterly ECHO branded gear & gifts ECHO memberships Letters of recommendation/reference
Date Posted: Nov 15, 2022
ECHO inspires and engages families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain.
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.
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