Volunteer Opportunities

Museum of Life & Science in Durham

The Museum of Life & Science in Durham is looking for volunteers to help Durham Public Schools students learn about the environment. The museum is offering the following opportunities this fall:

STEM Days – Several hundred children are expected to attend each of the museum’s STEM Days events in October and November. Museum staff are looking for some guest scientists to help with activities, which will be set up at tables throughout the venue. In particular, they’re looking for Nicholas School students with expertise talking about wetlands and water-testing activities.

Events are schedule to run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following days:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16 – DPS 4th Grade
  • Thursday, Oct. 18 – DPS 4th Grade
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 – DPS 4th Grade
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 – General 4th Grade
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 – General 3rd Grade
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 – General 5th Grade

Contact volunteer@ncmls.org or trish.lemm@lifeandscience.org or more information.

Building Outdoor Learning in Durham (BOLD) – Durham Public Schools has received a grant from Triangle Learning Network to support the utilization of local school sites for increased outdoor learning opportunities for students. The Building Outdoor Learning Durham seeks to develop partnerships between K-12 teachers and community partners in the outdoor learning arena to plan and implement outdoor learning experiences for their own students.

BOLD will kick off with an outdoor learning collaborative on Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Durham Regional Library and the DPS Hub Farm. An Expo event is set for 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., too. The collaborative will include both a community partner fair, as well as outdoor learning professional development for participants.

The museum is looking for volunteers to share information about the Nicholas School with teachers at this premier event.