SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED
The annual Denver Metropolitan Regional Science & Engineering Fair will be held at DMNS on February 22, 2012.
We are looking for a few great DMNS volunteers or employees who would like to be a judge this year!
If you enjoy science, have a good knowledge base, and enjoy working with students to help them develop their interest and skill in science, please consider judging at the 2012 Denver Metropolitan Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
If you would like to be a judge please CLICK HERE to register by end of the day February 10, 2012.
WHEN: Judging will be Wednesday, February 22, 2012. The judges orientation/networking session begins at 11:00 am, to which all judges are encouraged to attend.
WHERE: Right here at DMNS!
WHAT: You will help judge students in these categories: Animal Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences and Mathematics, Earth and Planetary Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Microbiology, and Physical Sciences.
FREE LUNCH: yes, we will feed you.
Thank you so much for your help!
If you need more info, contact Beth Bavolek at 303.370.8354 or Beth.Bavolek@dmns.org
COMMUTER LOT SEARCH!
As you all know the Employee and Volunteer Parking Task Force is looking at many different possibilities to help ease our impact on the parking situation. One idea in consideration is occasional off-site parking options. The idea (one of many) is that with a group of off-site lots, people could park and bus in, or even park and carpool in. We want to compile a list of possible locations should this become a viable alternative.
Since most of you live in the Denver metro area, you may already know of parking lots which fit the bill.
The lots need to have the following features:
1) At least a half a mile away from DMNS.
2) On an RTD bus line which has direct busses to DMNS and which run at least every 20 minutes during peak commute times.
3) At least 25 cars can fit in the lot.
Don't forget, include school parking lots. After all, they are not in use during the summer and spring/winter breaks which are exactly the times when we would need them the most.
If you are aware of any lots which fit the bill. Or, even if you know of a lot which may fit the bill, please let us know by responding to email@example.com.
If you're interested in carpooling to the Museum read on.
As you all know, a task force made up of your colleagues, is working towards finding solutions to our parking woes. In many of our conversations with staff and volunteers, connecting people for more efficient carpooling has come up as an idea. Well, guess what, we already have the capability through our very own, DMNS developed E-Co Ride program. E-Co Ride links DMNS and Denver Zoo folks together to find ride partners.
All you need is a dmns.org or denverzoo.org email address to register and start finding rid partners today.
In the coming months we are hoping to expand E-Co Ride to help you connect for other types of commutes however, the program does include a "notes" section which you can use to share information about other commuting methods.
Please note that for volunteers without a DMNS mail account, we need to get you set up with an online ID for this program. So, please contact Maria Hannon, Maria.Hannon@dmns.org, to set up an account.
CLAY MAMMOTH ON THE MOVE: BUTTERFLIES FLAP FOR JOY
From Jodi Schoemer, Director of Exhibits: On Wednesday, February 8 our friend the Clay Mammoth will be removed from Level 1 into the Paleo Lab in Prehistory Journey, Level 3. Please join me in congratulating DMNS for this amazing specimen (which was highlighted in the National Geographic special Ice Age Death Trap.) Thanks to Bryan Small and all the Paleo Lab staff and volunteers for their hard work preparing the Clay Mammoth in a make-shift laboratory setting, as well as everyone involved in making this real-world science visible to our visitors, members, visiting scientists, media, and all those that saw or will see video and photographs of the preparation.
And, simultaneously join me in welcoming back our on-display collection of Butterflies and Moths. Our younger audience in particular will be very excited to have their insect friends return. Zoology and Exhibits have taken advantage of the closure to repair the well-loved chrysalis model and some of the graphics, as well as swap out some specimens that need some behind-the-scenes-level care. Thanks to those of you that have had to update workshops, tours, classes, programs, or visitor expectations during our temporary Clay Mammoth display.
The work to change the space from temporary-prep-space to Butterflies-and-Moths display will start before hours and continue into visitor hours, likely being completed by Wednesday afternoon. There should be no impact on visitor circulation.
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