Youth Council

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The Discovery Center Youth Council is currently seeking applicants for our Spring 2020 semester. Students interested in applying are asked to either fill out a physical form and mail or bring it to the Discovery Center, or they may apply via Google Forms. Each applicant must have two letters of reference which may be submitted here.

All applications and letters of recommendation are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2020. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted by February 7, 2020.




What is the Youth Council?

Youth Council is a Discovery Center-led program that allows high school students to gain hands-on leadership skills through the development of a project to benefit the museum and the surrounding community. Youth Council Members will also have the opportunity to learn about STEAM programs and museum management under the guidance of skilled professionals through volunteer hours (6 per month).

About Youth Council

Council members will gain professional development skills, including public speaking training, presentation skills, experience working with STEAM programs, professional headshot photographs and more. The program aims to arm its members with the tools they need to enter the workforce or academic sphere with the confidence and experience that will give them an edge.

With access to educators, various exhibits, a wetland ecosystem, and an array of STEAM programs, the Discovery Center offers Youth Council members with a host of opportunities to learn, grow, and develop. Members will also have the opportunity to propose their project to the Board of Directors at the end of the program year.


  • Must be a high school student
  • Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math
  • Must volunteer at the museum at least 6 hours of each month
  • Must participate in 5/5 monthly meetings *number of meetings subject to change*
  • Must participate in team presentation of project to the Board of Directors



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