Our teen program exists to develop young leaders, with an emphasis on science and conservation. The Robotics Ambassador program participants will demonstrate robotics capabilities of the Greensboro Science Center using a cart/table setup throughout the museum (usually in the main lobby) and robotics or other engineering related interactive materials. Being a Robotics Ambassador requires good people skills with all ages, a passion for sharing your knowledge of legos, robotics, science, and the ability to be self-directed and responsible. You'll interact with our visitors during every shift and contribute to their positive experiences here at the GSC.
Scavenger Hunt Deadline
Class: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Post Class Assessment Deadline
• Must be 14 by October 18 to take this class.
• May not complete any hours in October due to starting so late.
• Expected to complete 6 hours per month starting in September.
• 6 month commitment: October - March
A Robotics Ambassador is a volunteer educator. Robotics Ambassadors are a visible part of the GSC team and interact directly with our visitors every day. Robotics Ambassadors are advocates for the impact that science, robotics, and engineering can have in the lives of young children. Brick Engineering classes and camps and Robotics Leagues are hands-on programs that allow students to improve their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Demonstrating the types of activities completed in classes and camps is a great way to help generate interest in the program and give visitors the opportunity to ask questions. They often want to go into our Robotics classrooms, which are unfortunately only open to students participating in classes, camps, and leagues. As a Robotics Ambassador, you will help bring that content to them!
Robotics Ambassadors are expected to volunteer a minimum of six hours per month. The shifts are split up into three hour blocks of time. The shifts are 9:45 to 1:00 and 12:45 to 4:00. There are no shifts after 5:00 unless we have a special event or rental. The program will operate on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the school year, as well as on Guilford County Schools workdays and during breaks and holidays. It will operate 7 days a week during the summer.
The fee for our Robotics Ambassador program is $25.00. This includes the cost of your name tag and your volunteer t-shirt which you will wear during your shifts. The fee also helps defray the cost of running the program. That fee is due at the time of your entry into the program, NOT when you submit your application.
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