Interning at an Education Non-Profit - discussion with Miriam Fuchs HC '13Interning at an Education Non-Profit - discussion with Miriam Fuchs HC '13http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/217631Observatory 1032012-10-11T12:00:002012-10-11T13:00:00
October 11, 12:00PM–1:00PM
Miriam Fuchs leads a discussion about her experience interning for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. This lunch talk will be appropriate for anyone interested in science, outreach, or education. Lunch provided with RSVP. Strawbridge Observatory.
This summer, I interned at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), a non-profit education organization dedicated to increasing science literacy through astronomy. As an intern, I was involved in a number of outreach opportunities, including helping out at the local science museum, working with a high school science program, and helping coordinate and run astronomy workshops for educators in K-12 schools. During this lunch, I will discuss my experience at the ASP, what it was like working at an education non-profit, and highlight some of the opportunities I was able to take part in. I will also discuss what it was like to be involved in science education and public outreach, and how this could be a possibility for future Haverford students. While the ASP is an astronomy education non-profit, many of the educators I worked with had backgrounds in astronomy, physics, math, natural sciences and education -- any student in those or related fields could gain a lot from an ASP internship. Lunch will be provided if you RSVP to Beth Willman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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