Science Center's new initiative

Docents, the science-based professionals being sought for this program, are recruited by the Pi Society to share their knowledge with visitors and help inspire the next generation of scientists.

The Pi Society Science Docent initiative is an integral component of the Science Center learning experience, offering rich, multi-faceted, everyday practical views into the world of science, thereby stimulating the natural curiosity and learning of young people. Content explanations reinforce the linkages between Science Center exhibits and the Michigan Curriculum Framework, making the Science Center an extension of the classroom for educators and ensuring the maximum benefit to students and educators during their field trip experiences.

As part of this project, The Science Center is looking for engineers, medical doctors, physicists, biologists, computer scientists, educators and other scientific and technical persons to join the Pi Society. There are two recruitment sessions scheduled for new Pi Society volunteers. The sessions are August 13 and August 27 at 5 p.m. at The New Detroit Science Center. To register, please call (313) 577-8400, x440, or e-mail volunteers@sciencedetroit.org.

All docents receive special benefits including free general admission to the Science Center, Café and Science Store discounts and a free Science Center membership after one year of service. The Pi Society requires eight hours of service per month, a minimum age of 21 years old and an enthusiasm and passion for science. Special training for all Pi Society docents will be conducted beginning in September 2003.

Visit The New Detroit Science Center website at www.detroitsciencecenter.org.