Co-Op Essay

805 Words Oct 18th, 2007 4 Pages
CO-OP Essay In the summer of 2005 I had the opportunity to intern at The Franklin Institute Museum in PA. This museum is one of the many well known science museums across the country. The Franklin Institute Museum is a unique museum that gives the experience of exploring science in a fun and fascinating way. The museum touches bases on many areas of science such as, anatomy, physics, environmental sciences, and space. The Franklin Institute is named after Benjamin Franklin and is the home of his national memorial statue. It was founded in 1824 and its first building was established in 1825; since then its location has changed with in the city of Philadelphia but it still remains to be one
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In the program being successful in making parents as well as the children happy, it gives the opportunity for more exposure to other parents and schools. The program also has strength in providing high school students and college students with the opportunity to get the experience they may need in dealing with science related areas, as well as conducting programs, helping children and being a role model.

Weakness: The weakness of the program is the lack of organization skills that the program's administrator, volunteers and college counselors may have. We it comes to be organized and having a set plan for the day it is not smoothly done. The program does a few things at the last minute and brings chaos to the counselors as well as the students. The programs opportunity for students to advance in the Franklin Institute or with in the program is not very strong. I do not see a place for growth for intern students with in the Institute; maybe due to the fact that they are a non profit Institute.

Opportunities: The opportunities that are an available within the program is the children can one day advance into counselors and share their knowledge and understanding with others. It gives the kids a chance to join science clubs and organizations to promote the love and learning of science and its many areas. Implementing programs

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