Here’s an email I received recently. Note that the first orientation session is very soon.
Are you interested in helping elementary students understand science by engaging them in hands-on activities? Then Scientific Thinkers is for you! The Scientific Thinkers program is designed to bring OSU undergraduate and graduate scientists into the 1st – 5th grade classrooms at Innis Elementary, a Columbus public school. The Scientific Thinkers program sends scientist volunteers out to the school every other week during the school year to teach a hands-on lesson (the lessons will be available prior to going to the classroom).
Before going to the school, each volunteer must complete an orientation. The orientation for this program will be Tuesday, January 23, at 1:00 pm in 1080 Physics Research Building. Immediately following the orientation, we will also have a training session covering the visits in January and February.
It is important to note that the classroom visits are on Tuesdays and you are in the classroom teaching from 2:00-3:00pm, but you need to be ready to leave campus by no later than 1:00 pm in order to make it to the school and have time for set up. Also, the school is about twenty minutes away from campus. We help set up carpools for the volunteers.
Please let us know if you are unable to attend this orientation session, but are interested in volunteering for the program. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
For more information about the program, please visit: https://u.osu.edu/cemscientificthinkers/
If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please reply to email@example.com.
Thanks and see you at orientation!
Michelle McCombs, Annika Diaz, and Erin Rinehart
Scientific Thinkers Coordinators