Volunteer Spotlight: Tom and Linda A.

At the Greensboro Science Center, we are honored to welcome approximately 750 volunteers each year, giving a cumulative 36,000+ hours of their time. With a friendly greeting and a warm smile, our volunteers help us carry out our mission each day, educating our visitors about our animals and exhibits and inspiring them to learn more.

Today we would like to introduce you to Tom and Linda A.

 

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We moved to Greensboro a little over a year ago. Once we had mostly moved in, we began thinking about where to volunteer. We both love animals and nature so we thought of the Greensboro Science Center and the NC Zoo. We started in the wildlife rehabilitation center at the Zoo.

In February, we started working as Zoo Docents at the Greensboro Science Center. Tom has also been working as a Docent in the Aquarium since August. We both enjoy the hands-on approach, especially in the Herp Lab. Linda has also fallen in love with the goats.  

A special memory for Linda happened while watching the Gibbons last spring. “I asked whether they Gibbons were apes or monkeys and got the kids to figure out that monkeys had tails and apes didn’t. One little girl looked up at me and said ‘Oh, that means we are apes!’”

At both the GSC, we hope to inspire visitors with our love of animals and instill in them a desire to work toward a more sustainable lifestyle.

Tom and Linda are currently our only couple that participate in the Volunteer Program at the Greensboro Science Center.

Tom and Linda are currently our only couple that participate in the Volunteer Program at the Greensboro Science Center.

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The Greensboro Science Center offers three fascinating attractions in one wild destination! We are the only facility in North Carolina that offers an aquarium, museum, and zoo. Spend the day with us and come nose to beak with playful penguins, get eye to eye with awesome otters, explore the human body, experience Mother Nature’s fury and fun, and encounter exotic animals like gibbons, meerkats, and lemurs!

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