The Planetary Society’s Global Volunteer Network has been busy these past few months! We have volunteers around the world coming together to share the passion, beauty and joy of space exploration with their communities, and we’re incredibly proud of what they have done so far.
As our volunteer network grows we will continue to share stories of the fantastic work they are doing. For now, here are some snapshots of The Planetary Society’s volunteers in action. If you want to get in on the fun, check out planetary.org/volunteer!
Robert Amzler, TPS Outreach Coordinator for Arizona State University, visited a fifth grade classroom that was learning about the solar system to answer the students’ questions about space and run a trivia challenge.
New York chapter, 2014
The Planetary Society's New York chapter hosted its inaugural meeting. The group aims to expand science literacy through educational outreach events and meetings around New York.
The U.S. National Capital regional group held its first meeting in Washington, D.C.
Volunteers in Lahore, Pakistan brought local schoolchildren to a planetarium and showed them a view of the sun through eclipse glasses.
Lahore, Pakistan volunteers
European Space Agency Open House
A volunteer represented The Planetary Society at the European Space Agency’s open house in the Netherlands.
The Planetary Society’s Outreach Coordinator for Portugal gave a presentation on space exploration at a local yoga school.
University of Maine
The student outreach group at the University of Maine held its first meetings.
The Planetary Society’s Outreach Coordinator for Venezuela gave a lesson on space exploration to a local school group.
Arlington, Texas Volunteer Bake Sale
Volunteers in Arlington, Texas held a bake sale to raise funds for The Planetary Society, kicking off the activities of a new Dallas-Fort Worth outreach group.