Darwin Day Volunteers Needed

Seeking undergraduate volunteers to help with a fun science outreach event for Elementary School students on Monday, February 13, 2:30 – 4:00 pm at the WID Town Center.

We are expecting up to 300 kids over the 2 hour event, so we really need your help! There’s a free Darwin Day T-shirt in it for you if you sign up soon, and it’s a ton of fun.

Sign up here if you are interested: https://goo.gl/forms/Yp0rm5Ldk9GUe6SQ2

This event will feature about 20 different biology themed exploration stations for kids. Undergraduate volunteers are needed to help escort small groups of kids from station to station, and to help the people running the stations to engage the kids in the activities. They include a wide variety of hand’s on activities each run by a different campus group. For example, the Entomology Department’s Insect Ambassadors will have live and preserved bugs for kids to handle. Another station will focus on the microbiome and DNA. A third is doing DNA extractions with cranberries.

This event is being hosted by the J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution to celebrate International Darwin Day (www.darwinday.org) and share the excitement of science and reason with the community.