Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Slater Museum of Natural History seeks Politics & Government docents!
I am reaching out to many departments in the hopes of generating a diverse, interdisciplinary docent team for this year. There are two upcoming opportunities for students to learn more about docenting at the Slater: A Docent Interest Meeting on Sept. 7, 6-7 PM; and a Docent Bootcamp on Sunday, September 18 from 9-3. (The bootcamp involves free food!) Both take place at the museum: Thompson rm. 295.
Politics & Government students would provide valuable insight into connections between, well, politics, government, and natural history-- especially at the local level. (Of course, much of the practice of natural history has historically revolved around power and exploitation.) These students' perspectives would enrich our public events, educational outreach, and exhibits. Additionally, students interested in gaining experience interacting with the public or working in a museum setting would benefit greatly from participating with Slater.
Slater Museum of Natural History
Education and Outreach