I have participated as a volunteer in the outreach activities of the Burke Museums, such as Dino Day and Behind the Scenes. I have also participated as a volunteer or as a guest scientist to longer outreach programs such as Girls in Science, or the NESSP Summer Camp.
Girls in Science
Girls in Science programs at the Burke Museum of Natural history and Culture (Seattle, WA) provide middle school and high school girls the opportunity to explore a variety of STEM disciplines though interactive classes, and research projects. I have participated with my advisor and other women scientists to both the Middle School Program, and the High School Program. Read more about Girls in Science here.
The NESSP Summer Camp, has been created by the WA NASA Space Grant Consortium to inspire K-12 bilingual students (English/Spanish) through hands-on activities. As a guess scientist I introduced Paleobotany to the students through an interactive class in which we used modern and fossil leaves to reconstruct both present and past climate of Washington. Read more about the NESSP Summer Camp here.
Contact Department of Biology University of Washington Life Sciences building, Box 351800 Seattle, WA 98195-1800 USA