Discovery Zone

Areas of Expertise

NEWS

 

Tip-of-the-Week for DECEMBER

DZ Tip-of-the-Week (Dec 5-11): Cool Science: How Magic Erasers Work

 

 

Tip-of-the-Week for NOVEMBER

DZ Tip-of-the-Week (November 7-13): Audience: Baby Brain Development

 

DZ Tip-of-the-Week (November 14-20): Winter Weather Logistics

 

DZ Tip-of-the-Week (November 21-27): DMNS & Community Events

 

DZ Tip-of-the-Week (November 28-Dec 4): Facilitation Tip: A Parallel Invitation to Play

 

Tip-of-the-Week for OCTOBER

DZ Tip-of-the-Week (October 3-9): Audience Needs: Coffee!

 

DZ Tip-of-the-Week (October 10-16): Politics & Shared Energy

 

DZ Tip-of-the-Week (October 17-23): DMNS & Community Events

 

DZ Tip-of-the-Week (October 24-30): New Vocabularly (Say It! Clap It! Stomp It)

 

DZ Tip-of-the-Week (October 31-November 6): Dinosaur Brains!

 

 

Cool Pics & Important Updates

DZ Volunteer Update (Winter-Spring 2016)

 

DZ Volunteer Update (Summer Wrap Up)

 

DMNS: Project Paper Cranes (Photos & Story)

 

Justin Timberlake & Dennis on Halloween 2016!

 

 

 

EVENTS AND TRAININGS

2017 DZ Play Associate & Mentor Training A

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017 = session full; email Natty with questions

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Meet in Studio 201 (Level 2, Behind Expedition Health)

 

 

2017 DZ Play Associate & Mentor Training B has been Canceled!!

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 = canceled; no longer posted on the VIC

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Meet in Studio 201 (Level 2, Behind Expedition Health)

 

  

2017 DZ Required Summer Training Session

Date: Monday, June 5

Time: 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Arrival for New Volunteers: 4:00 p.m.

Arrival for Mentors: 4:30 p.m.

Arrival for Returning Volunteers: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Meet in Studios 102/103

Check out these fun photos from past Discovery Zone Training Sessions.

 

2017 DZ Summer Mentor Meeting

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

More Information Coming Soon!

 

2017 Teen Volunteer Appreciation Party

Save the Date: DATE TBD Soon!

View the photos from last summer's event!

 

Adult & Family Volunteer Field Trip

Date: Monday, October 10, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm (the choice is yours)

Location: The Denver Zoo 

Check-out  photos from our fieldtrips to Denver Zoo and History Colorado Center and The Denver Art Museum! 

 

EDUCATION AND MANUALS

Discovery Zone Overview

Discovery Zone Overview & Procedures Manual (June 2016)

 

Discovery Zone Mentor Position Description

 

 

General Discovery Zone Activities

Craft Basics

 

Developmental Stages of Art

 

Storytelling

 

 

 

Happy Healthy Humans Background Info

Five Senses Overview

 

Sense of Taste

 

Sense of Touch

 

Sense of Smell

 

Sense of Hearing

 

Sense of Sight

 

The Body

 

The Brain

 

The Food You Eat (Nutrition)

 

Farm To Table

 

Hop, Skip, Jump & Rest

 

Get Moving Cube

 

Grocery Store Bingo

 

Healthy Hands

 

Happy Healthy Humans: Art Connections

 

Brain Headband

 

Qtip Skeleton

 

To Eat or Not to Eat

 

Happy Healthy Humans: Tabel Top Signs

 

 

Things That Spin Background Info

Things That Spin: Overview

 

Tops Investigation 

 

Spin Happenings

 

Top Spin

 

Gears, Gears, Gears

 

Electrifying Things That Spin

 

Art Connection: Tubby Chalk Spinner

 

Chalk Spinning Art

 

Art Connection: Spin Art

 

Art Connection: Spinning Marker Tops

 

Merry Go Round Craft

 

Salad Spinner Art

 

Spinning Top Art

 

Spinning Wheel

 

Things That Spin: Table Top Signs

 

 

Animals through the Seasons Background Info

Animals Through the Seasons Overview

 

Exploration: Fur & Bones

 

Colorado Animals & Habitats

 

Colorado Animals in the Winter

 

Colorado Birds in the Spring

 

Art Connection: Animals!

 

Animals Through the Seasons: Table Top Signs

 

Butterfly Coffee Filter Craft

 

ATTS Coloring Sheet

 

ATTS Mobile Coloring Sheet

 

ATTS Mobile

 

Animal Headband Craft

 

Winter Weather Sun Catcher Craft

 

Bird Beak Experiment

 

Duck Dry Experiment

 

Ice Balloons

 

 

 

Animals of the Past Background Info

Coming Soon!

 

 

Changes in the Kitchen Background Info

Coming Soon!

 

 

What's Up Background Info

New Activities: Cardboard City & Wind Tunnel Challenges

 

Bottle Rockets

 

Galaxy Slime

 

Moon Dough

 

Planet Weather

 

Earth Sun Catcher

 

Paper Mache Solar System

 

Sun Window Catcher Craft

 

Telescope Craft

QUICK LINKS

Volunteer Schedule Resources

DZ Schedule Prompt (2017)

 

How to Sign-Up for Summer Shifts in the Discovery Zone (2017)

 

How to Get Scheduled for Discovery Zone Shifts (School Year)

 

Volunteer Information Center

  1. Enter Your Login name: (Email Address)       
  2. Enter your Password: (You can request this on the login page)

 

Mentor Info & Schedule Information

2017 DZ Summer Mentor Schedule

 

Think-Do-Vote (Summer 2016)

Think-do Vote (Week 2: Robots)


Think-do Vote (Week 3: Health Science)

 

Think-do Vote (Week 4: Earth Science)

 

Think-do Vote (Week 5: Space Science)

 

Think-do Vote (Week 6: Reflection)

 

Think-do Vote (Week 7: Dioramas)

 

Think-do Vote (Week 8: Outdoors)

 

 Think-do Vote (Week 9: Culture)

 

 

Evaluation & Feedback Forms

DZ Play Associate Self-Evaluation & Feedback Form (for teens)

 

DZ Play Associate Self-Evaluation & Feedback Form (for adults)

 

DZ Mentor Self-Evaluation & Feedback Form (for all mentors)

 

 

Paperwork for New Volunteers

DMNS Teen Volunteer Code of Conduct Form

  

DMNS Ethnicity Form

 

DMNS Youth Release and Waiver Form

 

 

Mostly Summer Teen Volunteer Opportunities

2017 Summer Teen Volunteer Opportunities (in English)

 

2017 Summer Teen Volunteer Opportunities (in Spanish)

 

2017 Teen Science Scholar Program (in English)

 

2017 Teen Science Scholar Program (in Spanish)

 

Letter from DMNS Volunteer Cole Goldman

 

Volunteering at DMNS by Ditte Rasmussen

 

Letters of Recommendation

Letter of Recommendation Request Form

 

 

Cool in the Community  - Just for Teens!

Festivus Maximus (Cosmic Carnival)

 

Example Update for Volunteer Fund