Exhibits & Programs
Discovery Corps is a youth development program that puts young people on the front line of Pacific Science Center’s mission to ignite curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Pacific Science Center is looking for motivated youth to dive into exciting, interactive experiences while learning new skills. For more information about Discovery Corps, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 443-2884.
Discovery Corps Club
Track for Earth & Space Science Achievement
About the Program
Discovery Corps consists of a system of training and assessment leading to increased levels of responsibility, pay and skill. Pacific Science Center looks for motivated youth ages 14 and older who are interested in gaining job and life skills while volunteering and working to provide Pacific Science Center’s guests a unique and interactive experience.
Once a youth has completed approximately 100 hours of service learning, including training, as a volunteer, he/she will be assessed on skills and performance. If expectations have been met, he/she may be promoted into a paid position (assessment periods and new hiring sessions will vary depending on staffing and the youth’s volunteer schedule). This promotion includes increased responsibilities and more available training to assist with the continued development of skills. Paid youth can continue to work towards further promotions within the structure of the program.
Discovery Corps is designed to support youth from the time they enter the program until they graduate from high school or an academically equivalent program. Youth learn job skills and are exposed to numerous aspects of science, math, and technology which will hopefully inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.
The Discovery Corps program is made possible with generous support from: Anonymous, Glaser Foundation, Richard and Marilyn Hanson, Intellectual Ventures, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Mary Ann Wiley Fund, US Bank, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (grant award numbers NNX10AK17G and NNX14AD03G). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.