Perhaps you're a parent looking into supplemental camps or classes for your children. Maybe you'd like to get back into science yourself.
If you're like many people, the cost of science instruction, whether a camp, class, or college tuition, could be too much for your budget. But never fear. There is a zero cost way to learn about science.
Become a science museum volunteer!
In the USA, we have scores of science museums. If there isn't one in your local community, there's probably one a short drive away.
The largest science museum in our area offers a wide range of opportunities for volunteers to increase their knowledge of science and have fun at the same time. I suspect other museums would have similar options.
Here are just a few:
These are just a few of the ways a museum volunteer might learn about science. I like to think that a person with the right combination of enthusiasm, curiosity, and self-confidence, could use the volunteer option as their primary vehicle to becoming a full-fledged science whiz.
Oh, on the cost: I lied a little. Being a volunteer won't cost you money, but it will cost you some of your spare time. Speaking for myself, I don't mind giving up a few hours of spare time each month in exchange for loads of intellectual stimulation, and what could very well be a superior science education.
John is a small business owner and a proponent of a simpler lifestyle. Send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
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