The Dueck Family: Wenda (the mom),
Josh (18), Lauren (17), Paul (14),
and John (11)
Galaxy Guide Roles
Assist visitors with Spectroscopy
Cart, Sundial Cart, Living in Space
Cart, and Phases of the Moon demonstration,
among other activities
How did you become
involved in Space
Lauren had a friend who volunteered
here last year with the teen program,
and Wenda was looking for a way to
get her children, whom she homeschools,
involved at the Museum. Josh, Paul,
and John are especially interested
What was your impression the day you first saw Space
Odyssey as a volunteer?
Wenda: My first impression was John standing at my bedside at 6:00 a.m.
waking me up saying, We gotta go, we gotta go!
John: When we first came it was hard because we didnt know where
to startthere are so many things to see and do! But my first thought
was, Wow, this is really sweet.
favorite part of Space
Paul: I really like Shuttle Docking.
Lauren: I like talking to all the
volunteers and trainers, the astrophysicists
Josh: Trying everything out, all of
the hands-on activities.
Paul: And weve learned a whole
lot, especially through the lecture
portion of the training.
overall impression of volunteering
as a Museum Galaxy Guide?
Wenda: I feel an incredible amount
of responsibility since this is an
entirely new concept. But Im
really looking forward to talking
to the visitors and sharing it with