Chapters  |  Resources  | Forum for Mentors | Found a chapter

The process of directing a chapter and being a science mentor for children is a challenging task that requires an inspiring vision, motivation, and diligence.  Each chapter is unique in its own way: depending on the geographical location of the high school or college, the location of local elementary schools and other venues, as well as other regional circumstances, the mentorship structure varies from chapter to chapter.  Each chapter receives various resources from the national chapter for guidance throughout the year, including the following:
  • The Handbook for Founders (pdf) document that outlines the responsibilities and perks of becoming a chapter director.
  • A welcome packet document (only sent to accepted directors) that outlines the goals for the year, helpful guidance, as well as upcoming events.
  • Tentatively, a budget from the national chapter to off-set the costs of lesson supplies, or to supplement any independent fundraising that the chapter pursues.  (Find out how you can support us)
  • An online archive of lesson plans developed by other ScienceDays mentors, which can be freely used by all chapters.  Mentors are also encouraged to develop their own lesson plans to contribute to the online archive.
  • An online forum for mentors and directors to stay connected and share experiences and challenges.
  • Upcoming all-ScienceDays events that all directors and mentors can participate in, such as summer tours and award ceremonies.  Check the events page for details.
  • ScienceDays volunteers are eligible to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award and the Distinguished Mentor/Director Awards.