Empower Underrepresented Youth in Seattle
Discovery Corps is a youth development program that puts teens on the front lines of Pacific Science Center's mission to inspire a lifelong interest in science, math and technology. You can help support local youth, typically those underrepresented in science fields, and provide valuable job and leadership experiences. Youth interpret science for the Science Center's visitors, attend workshops on job and life skills, attend exciting field trips, have mentorship opportunities with local scientists, and enjoy fun social events.
U.S. students rank 11th in the world in a comparison of 8th grade students' science knowledge (TIMSS, 2007). Scientific literacy provides a necessary foundation for all Americans to fully consider common national and global concerns, and it's paramount to maintaining the United States’ technological leadership and competitive advantage. Despite its importance, student participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is declining, with science literacy of U.S. teenage students ranking 19th out of 29 among industrial nations.
About Pacific Science Center
Partner since May, 2011
Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World's Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark. Pacific Science Center’s mission is to inspire a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.