Contact:
Shelli DiFranco
The Watershed Center
sdifranco@gtbay.org
231.935.1514 ext. 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DISCOVERY CENTER GREAT LAKES TO HOST VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE ON FEBRUARY 2

EVENT WILL FEATURE FIVE WATER-FOCUSED NONPROFITS

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan – January 25, 2019 – The Discovery Center – Great Lakes is hosting a volunteer open house on Saturday, February 2 from 11am – 3pm. The event is free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to visit each participating nonprofit’s location on campus.

“We are thrilled to gather together to promote volunteering in our community,” said Tom Maynard, Impact Manager at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum. “Our hope is that anyone with an interest in volunteering and a passion for the Great Lakes can find an opportunity to use their talent and time in 2019.”

There will be five water-focused nonprofits in attendance: The Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Inland Seas Education Association, Maritime Heritage Alliance, Traverse Area Community Sailing, and The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay. Volunteer opportunities will range from individual events to regular commitments.

“Volunteering is fun and is a great way to really engage with your community and meet new people with similar interests,” said Heather Smith, Grand Traverse BAYKEEPER® at The Watershed Center. “We have a number of volunteers who donate their time and energy as a way to express their passion for clean water.”

The volunteer open house will take place at 13240 SW Bay Shore Drive in Traverse City.

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The Discovery Center’s mission is to create and maintain a collaborative educational facility where children, youth, and adults can learn the value of historic preservation, the importance of environmental stewardship, the joy of discovery, and the pleasure of water-based recreation as well as to provide support to the member water related charitable organizations for their respective operations and missions. For more information, visit www.discoverycentergreatlakes.org.

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