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Come back for Science Olympiad

Re-visit your old science notes…re-awaken your inner chemist…gaze again at the heavens and stars – it’s time to start preparing the CRLS student team for the annual statewide Science Olympiad competition.

Cambridge School Volunteers is once again putting out the call to interested scientists and engineers who can help the CRLS team from now until the competition in March. Whether your interests are in astronomy, geology, bridge building or any of the other Olympiad events, you will provide a valuable service to the members of this year’s team. Scroll to the bottom to sign up.

As of January 16, we still need volunteer advisors for these events – please spread the word:
[one_half]Physical Science and Chemistry
It’s About Time
Wind Power
Chemistry Lab

Optics (trial)

Technology and Engineering
Wright Stuff
Mystery engineering/architecture (trial)
Physics Lab- Mechanics (trial)
Circuit Lab

[/one_half] [one_half_omega]Earth and Space Science
Dynamic Planet

Inquiry and Nature of Science
Write It/Do It
Game On

Life, Personal, and Social Science
Disease Detectives
Green Generation (trial)

How do I sign up?
Pick an orientation date, then click on the “Register” button below to get started.  Or you can always just call us to register: 617-349-6794.

What is the time commitment?
The volunteer commitment is for one weekly 60-90 minute session. Science Olympiad volunteers meet with 2 students at the school for 1.5 hours per week in the afternoon, between 2:30 and 5:00, Monday – Friday.  You will arrange your schedule with the students.  Resources are available on site that include practice tests, event descriptions, and computers.  Volunteers may choose to assist on additional days and times.  The competition takes place on March 19, 2016 (tentative date). Each volunteer advises 1-2 students who are preparing for a particular event.

Who are the students?
Our public schools have a very diverse student body. Students involved with Science Olympiad are there because they want to be.

Do I need to provide references or have a CORI check?
Yes. You can download the High School Reference Form and bring two copies with you to your orientation. Your references should be individuals who have known you for at least one year. Also, bring a government-issued photo ID (drivers license or passport) for a CORI (criminal record) check.

To get started, sign up here for our next high school volunteer orientation: