Teen STEM Educators
Anoka County Library is seeking high school students entering grade 10 –12 or college students, to lead science activities in libraries in Anoka County. Teen STEM Educators will lead hands-on science, technology, engineering and math programs for kids in grades 1-4 in the summer of 2013.
Lead STEM programs in libraries.
- Lead program activities based on provided curriculum
- Set up for and clean up after program
- Distribute program materials to children
- Share information about science, technology, engineering and math with program audience
- Assist children with each STEM activity by encouraging them to ask questions, observe, make predictions, revise and test their designs.
Learn about science, engineering, technology and math as represented on PBS’ FETCH Hands-on Science Training, and learn how to share knowledge with children in libraries.
Attend one of two training sessions: Sat. June 1, Rum River or Sat. June 8, Northtown 10:00-12:00
Learn about science activities that will be featured in the Library’s STEM Special Ops program.
Learn how to share knowledge of science with school-age children
The library can be a great place to gain job skills, fulfill volunteer hours needed for class credit, and meet new people. Volunteen positions are for teens ages 12-17 and in 7th grade or above.
Speak to the Youth Services Librarian at the branch at which you would like to volunteer. This can be done in person or on the phone and serves as an informal interview prior to placement. The librarian can then get an idea of your interests and skills and be able to match tasks to your abilities.
A completed Volunteen Application, signed by both you and your parent or guardian, is also required. Placements are limited. You can improve your chances of getting a position by planning ahead and applying well in advance of when you want to volunteer.