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Maggie Anton

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Review for Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at the Academy of Natural Sciences for 9 years. They have enriched my life with knowledge and wonder of the natural world. Volunteering has given me the opportunity to meet some of the most interesting people and brightest people I have ever met. Being in there company and sharing their life expereices has broaden my views and made me more curious and adventurous. When I think about the Academy I know I would have never been able to be in a room with the presidents of natural science museums around the world, listen to an owner of a blood hound who saved a child’s life, hear the tales of an arctic explorer or see a man make a beard of bees. But most importantly, I can see every time I go there a child who may be newly discovering the wonder of butterflies or a 10 year old boy who has been studying dinosaurs his whole life see first hand tiki taka and be changed forever. That is why I go to the Academy, they give me far more than I give them, all I give them is my time.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing children discover the natural world, meeting great people and learning something new every time I volunteer.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AWESOME!!!!! What a wonderful group of people, very talented and very smart.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

That would be wonderful! They could continue their mission of connecting people to nature and do it with ease.

Ways to make it better...

If I could go there everyday.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is wonderful place and I feel lucky to be a part of such a great organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I volunteer in butterflies, changing exhibits and special events.