Charles Paroly is our November 2017 Volunteer of the Month: Hear in his words why he likes volunteering at the Science Center:
My name is Charles Paroly, and I am currently a junior in high school at University of Detroit Jesuit High School. I plan on hopefully majoring in a science related field in college. I started volunteering here at the Michigan Science Center because from a young age I have always had an interest in science. I always just had to know why things worked the way they did. I have always been an avid reader of the National Geographic magazine, and had an extensive rock and mineral collection when I was little. I also fondly remember visiting the Science Center when I was a young child. I remember having fun at all the hands on exhibits and the loud noises from the electricity show. Going to the Science Center as a child was a big part of what inspired and captivated my interest in science.
I love that I am able to help inspire children the same way I was inspired. Volunteering gives me the opportunity to inspire people with fun activities that bring the science taught in classrooms to life. I really enjoy volunteering at both the Spark! Lab and the Explainer Station. Being able to explain why things happen to children has been fun and challenging. Getting to meet and inspire children is really rewarding, and I look forward to volunteering more.