WISH LIST: Hanford Reach Interpretive Center needs volunteers

Tri-City HeraldDecember 14, 2013 

Hanford Reach Interpretive Center

December 15, 2013 - Work continues on the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center in Richland. CEO Lisa Toomey says the center needs volunteers to help with the grand opening, train as exhibit interpreters, grow native plants, create student outdoor learning labs, help with the center's K-12 outreach program and serve as tour guides.

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The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center has a holiday wish list that includes volunteers and donations for different projects.

Volunteers are needed to help with the grand opening in July, serve as exhibit interpreters, grow native plants and help plant them to create outdoor learning labs, help with K-12 educational outreach programs and serve as guides for the center’s tour program.

The Reach also is looking for local visual artists to display their work in the new building, as well as teenage/high school musicians with their own bands to perform at the grand opening. And it’s in need of technology experts to help update its website and social media accounts and develop GPS-triggered apps for the exhibits.

The interpretive center also could use donations to help buy native plants, build student-designed solar system sculptures, put together interpretive markers for animal sculptures made by other local students and build benches for the interpretive center site designed by a local Boy Scout.

The Reach also is encouraging residents to join the CREHST museum in Richland, making them automatic members of the Reach center. CREHST is transitioning toward closure; museum leaders decided some time ago to begin integrating it into the Reach center once construction of that facility started.

For more information on the Reach center, call 943-4100 or go to www.visitthereach.org.

-- Sara Schilling: 582-1529; sschilling@tricityherald.com; Twitter: @saraTCHerald

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