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.
I'm Benjamin Page, a VISTA Summer Associate for 2018. I came all the way from Chicago, Illinois to help improve Wise Wonders, and I'm a huge fan of science! I always had a serious love for STEM because my dad was a geologist and my mom was a librarian. When I started learning to become a teacher, I made sure to put that love to work! My favorite part of Wise Wonders has to be the Summer Camp activities and weekly STEAM activities we do-- it's great having a chance to show something interesting to people, especially if they can take it home with them!"
Jordan is an AmeriCorps VISTA from Vermont where he attended Green Mountain College and worked in tech support. He will be serving as a volunteer for Wise Wonders until August 2018. Jordan enjoys using his background in technology. So far, he has set up our Raspberry Pis, our 3D printer, the Time Machine Exhibit, and helped design our new website.
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.