The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque is cultivating the next generation of docents -those friendly folks you see throughout museums, answering questions and sharing information about exhibits. There’s more that goes into the job than meets the eye.
In an effort to teach customer service, public speaking and general knowledge of science, the museum hosts a junior docent program each year. The program enrolls approximately 40 teens for an intensive that teaches skills in multiple areas of service… and at the same time, cultivates friendship.
We get an inside look at the program through the eyes of three participants -all who have been in the program for years. It’s a unique summer experience that preps teens for life skills they’ll use for success down the road. Enrollment happens between January through March and includes an application and interview process.