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Author Topic: Wanted: Docents for a world class museum  (Read 1929 times)
W2RWJ
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« on: April 08, 2016, 05:13:20 PM »

The subject says it all:

The Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club (OMARC) is looking for volunteer docents to assist at the new InfoAge Space Exploration Center, (ISEC) located in Wall Township, New Jersey.

Qualifications:
  • * A valid US amateur radio operators license
  • * Be able to provide 5 hours (or more) each month, providing tours at ISEC and the N2MO station at Infoage.
  • * Be personable and be able to interact with visitors from 10 to 100.
  • * Be willing to study provided materials in order to provide a positive experience to visitors

Background Information:
The N2MO station at InfoAge occupies building 9116 on the TIROS site.  It is co-resident, with both ISEC and the TLM-18 telemetry antenna.  The site has been extensively renovated by the InfoAge Learning Center, the Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, and Princeton University.

In support of the STEM mission of both InfoAge and the Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, we are providing an interactive environment to teach about Space Exploration and the part that Communication and computers plays in both manned and unmanned spaceflight.

For more information or questions, please e-mail docent@n2mo.org

For those interested in the nuts & bolts of the renovation, please visit the build log thread:  http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,98628.0.html

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DL8OV
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 11:35:06 AM »

From Wikipedia (I had to look this one up):

"Docent
Museum docent is a title given in the United States of America to persons who serve as guides and educators for the institutions they serve, usually on a voluntary basis. The English word itself is derived from the Latin word docēns, the present active participle of docēre (to teach, to lecture). Cognates of this word are found in several extant Romance Languages and are often associated with university professors or teachers in general. In many cases docents, in addition to their prescribed function as guides, also conduct research utilizing the institution's facilities.

The title "docent" is not widely used outside the United States, with the terms "guide", "facilitator", or "educator" preferred."

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