Discovery Corps

In pursuit of our mission to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery, the Delaware Museum of Natural History proudly offers a community service initiative especially for high school students.
 
The Museum’s “Discovery Corps” lets students in grades 9 through 12 fulfill community service requirements while learning about nature and science.  Volunteer opportunities include:  natural history instructors and craft assistants at special events, live animal handlers, and “Science in Action Lab” demonstrators. 

Participants must attend monthly meetings from October through April to gain instruction in natural science topics and assist in the planning of Museum special events. The Museum holds a number of special events and seeks a commitment of 20 to 40 hours per year from each member of the Discovery Corps. A letter confirming the number of volunteer hours will be sent to schools upon request. Students may also request a letter of recommendation for placement in their school file or for use in college or job applications.


APPLY

Discovery Corps applications for the 2013-2014 school year are available for download. Students may also request applications by contacting Terri Reed, Director of Human Resources and Visitor Services, at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807-0937, treed@delmnh.org, or 302-658-9111, ext. 324.
 
Museum staff members are available to make presentations about the Discovery Corps at your school or to participate in any program related to community service recruitment. To arrange a program or for more information, please contact the Museum at 302-658-9111.

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