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December 6, 2009 10:55 AM   Subscribe

Volunteering opportunities with organizations that promote science education in Boston?

I am an undergraduate biology student in Boston looking to volunteer a few times per month to help an organization (similar to the [url=http://ncse.com]National Center for Science Education[/url]) that promotes science education. I'm happy to help out in any way I can but am having a difficult time finding such organizations nearby. Any ideas?
posted by inoculatedcities to Science & Nature (10 answers total)
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posted by inoculatedcities at 10:56 AM on December 6, 2009

What about the Museum of Science?
posted by keever at 10:58 AM on December 6, 2009

I suggest contacting the Museum of Science and the New England Aquarium to see what opportunities they have for volunteers.
posted by ericb at 10:58 AM on December 6, 2009

Best answer: There's also opportunities at the Science Club For Girls in Cambridge.
posted by ericb at 11:02 AM on December 6, 2009

Be sure to check out The Boston Center Partnership program. They -- and their partner institutions -- likely have internships and/or can point you in the right direction.
posted by ericb at 11:08 AM on December 6, 2009

Like robots? Send me email. My email's in my profile. I run the local FIRST robotics competition and there are a ton of ways for you to help out there, anywhere in the K-12 age range.
posted by olinerd at 12:21 PM on December 6, 2009

i was about to suggest FIRST stuff, but olinerd is far more on the case.

i was a safety inspector at the regional competition in boston year before last, and it was a blast watching the kids geek out.
posted by rmd1023 at 12:35 PM on December 6, 2009

Craig's List Boston had a bunch of ads awhile back for "Mad Scientists," which seemed to be something close to what you're looking for.
posted by zizzle at 2:05 PM on December 6, 2009

Best answer: If you're not limited to Boston proper, check out Sprout in Davis Square. And seconding the Science Club for Girls; they do great work.
posted by nonane at 3:35 PM on December 6, 2009

Also check out Citizen Schools, http://www.citizenschools.org/. They're not only about science but many of the after-school programs on their roster in the Boston area are science-oriented. My workplace has been hosting one of the programs and the kids are great!
posted by Sublimity at 7:16 PM on December 6, 2009

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