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Q?Crew Teen Volunteers

A Q?Crew teen volunteer, right, helps visitors learn what’s inside some of the rocks in Q?rius. Photo by Smithsonian Institution.
by Christina Westpheling -- Aug 7, 2014

We spend a lot of time talking about how Q?rius is so awesome because of all of the amazing technology in the space, the incredible opportunities...

Colorful butterflies, including the giant blue morpho (bottom right), are on display in Case A in the Q?rius Loft. Smithsonian photo.
by Anna -- Aug 13, 2014

One of the topics that fascinates visitors of all ages in the Margaret A. Cargill Collections Zone is butterflies. The butterflies are some of the...

A 3D printer stands behind the skulls it has created for the Mystery Skulls activity in Q?rius. The skull at left is an unpainted 3D print; the ones in the boxes have been painted. Photo by Christina Westpheling, Smithsonian Instituion.
by Tana -- Oct 27, 2014

Q?Crew teen volunteers get special opportunities to attend trainings with experts on topics and activities that are part of Q?rius. One recent...

Q?Crew volunteer Casey poses in the Collections Zone, where she helps visitors play the Rock Game. One visitor’s approach to the game taught Casey a new way to identify minerals. Photo by Melissa Cannon, Smithsonian.
by Casey -- Sep 25, 2015

A boy named Cody came into Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, with his father. Cody...

Q?Crew volunteer Ella holds a pangolin specimen in Q?rius. Photo by Melissa Cannon, Smithsonian.
by Ella -- Nov 17, 2015

Learn why the pangolin is Q?Crew teen volunteer Ella's favorite collection object in Q?rius.

Q?Crew volunteer Connie sits at a rocks and minerals activity table in Q?rius. She uses inquiry-based learning techniques to help visitors analyze specimens. Photo by Melissa Cannon, Smithsonian.
by Connie -- Dec 22, 2015

As a Q?Crew teen volunteer I have not only improved my communication skills, but also in general learned about many different specimens such as...