The Wise Wonders Children's Museum is proud supporter and participant of AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers. AmeriCorps is a national volunteer service supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community." To learn more about AmeriCorps, click here. To learn more about VISTA, an AmeriCorps program that focuses on building capacity for non-profit organizations that aid people struggling with poverty, click here.
Benjamin Page was a VISTA Summer Associate for 2018. He came all the way from Chicago, Illinois to help improve Wise Wonders, and was a huge fan of science! He always had a serious love for STEM because his dad was a geologist and my mom was a librarian. When he started learning to become a teacher, he made sure to put that love to work! His favorite part of Wise Wonders was the Summer Camp activities and weekly STEAM activities-- it was great having a chance to show something interesting to people, especially if they can take it home with them!"
Apryl moved all the way from Grand Rapids, MI to serve at the Wise Wonders because she loves helping kids explore the wide world of science. She loves Wise Wonders because she believes it takes a certain level of order and chaos to appreciate how "stuff" works. Not only is she super passionate about science but she also loves acting, TedTalks and probably every Kevin Costner film ever made.
Claire is a 2019-20 JVC Northwest Americorps Member currently serving as our Outreach Educator. After growing up in Olathe, Kansas, Claire attended Creighton University where she gained a Bachelors of Science in biology with a minor in business administration. After her year of service, she hopes to attend dental school. Claire is excited to be spending this year with Wise Wonders and hopes to bolster the outreach program so that the important education Wise Wonders provides is accessible to all.