Tucson, Ariz. -- The Planetary Science Institute is recruiting southern Arizona docents for its 2014 education and public outreach efforts to support events in and around Tucson, Ariz.
PSI is looking for individuals with a passion for Earth and space science who are interested in helping the institute share current solar system exploration in classrooms and with the public. Current topics include meteorites, impact rocks, comets, planetary exploration and daytime and nighttime telescopes viewing.
Docents are a vital part of PSI’s outreach in the community. Opportunities include giving classroom presentations, presenting at star parties, family science nights, weekend and evening community events, and participating in museum outreach. In 2014 PSI will be participating in the Tucson Festival of Books, Arizona SciTech Festival as well as many other events in the community.
Volunteer docents receive a PSI polo shirt, nametag and recognition at PSI’s annual banquet. They also receive monthly training, including content from PSI scientists, as well as introduction to outreach activities and supporting materials.
Docents are asked to make a yearly commitment, which includes monthly training and participating in at least six PSI outreach events per year.
Individuals who would like to learn more about the docent program and PSI’s outreach efforts are invited to register for and attend an impact rock kit training session on Dec. 7. Space is limited.
To RSVP for the Dec. 7 rock kit training event or to get more information on the PSI docent program, contact PSI Research Scientist and Education Specialist Sanlyn Buxner at buxner [at] psi.edu.