Discovery Center
Ambassadors (from left to right): Mala Singh, Francisco Bucio, & Alejandra Prado

How do you typically search for local volunteer opportunities? The Richter Center sponsors three one-day service events throughout the year; two occur during the fall semester, while one occurs during the spring semester. On Saturday, April 29th, from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, the Richter Center will be hosting the annual “Spring Into Service”

Spinner
Volunteers Catherine and Mala learn about the effects of magnetism as they played with the “Spinner.”

event at four different locations: Restore, Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Off the Front, and the Discovery Center.

Last semester, I was fortunate to participate in the fall event “Serving Fresno Day” at the Discovery Center. This location is dedicated to exposing the community to various aspects of science. Several students and I had the capacity to complete beautification

Paint
Ambassador Mala adding primer to one of the main administration buildings

projects, by painting walls and planting flowers throughout the center. Additionally, we had the opportunity to tour the building and learn more about various species, ecological aspects, and physical components of science. As a science major, it was even more fascinating gaining fundamental information about science so that I can better comprehend, or explain, this material to others around.

For the April 29th “Spring Into Service” event, volunteers still have the opportunity to participate and select the Discovery Center, if they are interested in garnering more scientific concepts. Take advantage of this spring 2017 semester in order to help remodel and attract more visitors to attend the wondrous Discovery Center.

How will you spend the remainder of the semester? What leftover service opportunities do you want your clubs/organizations to take part in?

~Ambassador Mala

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