Volunteers Needed For Science By Mail

critual at aol.com critual at aol.com
Thu Nov 21 17:37:55 EST 1996


Volunteer Scientists Needed!
                                                                   

Science-By-Mail, a national pen-pal program that pairs 4th-9th graders
with  scientists, needs additional scientists for this year's program.
This non-profit program, started in 1988 at the Museum of Science, Boston,
is designed to encourage children to explore the world of science. Twice
during the school year, the children and their pen-pals will receive
activity packets containing materials and instruction. This years topics
are "Simple Machines" and "Flight". The children work on the activities in
the packets, and then share their results with their scientist pen-pal.
The volunteer scientist acts as a mentor offering encouragement and
answering questions. The children especially like hearing anecdotes
regarding scientists' schooling, work, and hobbies. 

If you are interested in learning more about Science-By-Mail, please
contact us by Dec. 2, 1996 at: 800-729-3300 or 617-589-0437 or Email us
at:  sbm at a1.mos.org  If you get our voice mail, please leave your fax
number or address so we can send you the enrollment form. You need to have
a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a science or technology related field
to volunteer.




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