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
- The Handbook for
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
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
for mentors and directors to stay connected and
share experiences and challenges.
all-ScienceDays events that all directors and
mentors can participate in, such as summer tours and
award ceremonies. Check the
events page for
volunteers are eligible to apply for the
President's Volunteer Service Award and