As volunteers at the Greensboro Science Center, we often interact with visitors who live in the area but are at the center for the first time and are amazed at what a fantastic facility it is.

Being up close to animals from land and sea that most of us will never be able to see in the wild can be a transformative experience and provide a wonderful opportunity to consider how our personal decisions affect the wild relatives of the animal ambassadors at the center.

Being part of those interactions is a privilege that comes with our jobs, and we miss those interactions under the COVID-19 restrictions that caused a 93-day shutdown and still keep most volunteers at home.

We are happy and relieved that visitors are welcome again and look forward to changes that will allow us to return fully as well. The near future includes the Revolution Ridge expansion, which will bring okapis, cassowaries, pygmy hippos and more; Winter Wonderlights; and our beautiful Rotary Club of Greensboro Carousel.

The center’s continuous innovations, commitment to conservation and close community ties, as well as the support of visitors who love it as much as we do, keep us energized!

Charley Mays

Linda Kendzierski

Wayne Young

Greensboro

The writers are volunteers at the Greensboro Science Center.

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