What’s Happening in Teen Programs:
Free Teen Friday
Friday, March 14
Come rediscover the treasures to be found at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Teens of all ages are invited to the Museum after hours for private tours, a special Planetarium show, interactive demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Admission is free! Parents and siblings may accompany you but some activities will be for teens only.
Launching bottle rockets, astronomy activities, dry ice experiments, handling exotic shells and creatures (beetles, moths), and marine animal touch tanks. The night includes photos from our photo booth, balloons, music, and raffle prizes!
Enjoy FREE FOOD and bring a friend!
Get Involved! Learn how to continue having fun with other teens at the Museum. Teen staff and volunteers from the Museum and Sea Center will explain how you can have fun and make new friends while earning community service hours. This includes information on our four-year science program, Quasars to Sea Stars - applications available now.
Free Teen Friday is created by teens for teens and funded by a grant from Youth Making Change, a program of the Fund for Santa Barbara.
For more information:
Contact Marla Ranelletti, Teen Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-682-4711 ext. 172
QUASARS TO SEA STARS
What is QUASARS TO SEA STARS?
Quasars to Sea Stars is a science work-study program where students work closely with educators and scientists to learn about the natural world, including entomology, zoology, astronomy, marine biology, and anthropology. Students learn important life skills such as public speaking, computer competency, resume writing, and leadership.
After completing 60 hours of community service, students are eligible to become paid staff members, working with Museum scientists and professionals in a variety of departments.
WHAT STUDENTS WILL DO OVER 4 YEARS:
- Take museum and science classes
- Hike, camp, snorkel, and kayak
- Teach the public and kids about science
- Explore careers in science with experts like marine biologists
- Earn community service hours
- Volunteer at fun events
- Be a paid employee at the Museum and Sea Center
- Have lots of fun and make friends
ARE YOU INTERESTED?
- You need to be interested in science and nature, reliable, motivated to learn, and committed, with a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
- You must be in 8th grade and attend a school in the Santa Barbara School District
- Applications are available below, at the Museum, and your science teacher may have printed applications available by request
- Selected applicants will have interviews in April
QUASARS TO SEA STARS IS A FOUR YEAR COMMITMENT!
YEAR-ROUND COMMITMENT REQUIRED.
- Summer Commitment - Minimum of 25 hours per week, cannot miss more than 1 week each summer (through the four years of the program). Summer 2014 commitment: June 16–August 10.
- School Year Commitment - Minimum of 20 hours per month. September–June (through all four years of high school).
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS to QUASARS TO SEA STARS
- Applications Due April 4, 2014
APPLICATION MATERIALS for 2014:
- Quasar Quest - recent teen newsletter
- View our photo slideshow and video.
The slideshow gives a sample of the activties we do during the summer. The video features our former Teen Programs Manager and program alumni talking about Quasars to Sea Stars.
Contact Marla Ranelletti, Teen Programs Manager, at 805-682-4711 ext. 172 or email@example.com
Need to get your community service hours completed?
Volunteer at the Museum and Sea Center!
Museum: Rebecca Coulter Fagan, Volunteer Manager 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sea Center: Stephanie Sanchez, Volunteer Manager 805-962-2526 ext. 104 or email@example.comThank you to our generous supporters:
Lyn and David Anderson