Every “Body” Can Play: Volunteer Intern Briona

By Silvia Steele

This month I want to highlight one of Explore & More’s wonderful volunteer interns, Briona. She has been a familiar face at the museum since September, the beginning of her senior year at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf. As part of her internship, she assisted educators with STEM activities in the Tinkering Tank, prepped and facilitated art activities in the Art Studio and engaged with visitors throughout the museum.

I asked her a few questions about her time at Explore & More and about what she wants people in the community to know about being deaf/hard of hearing. “I enjoyed volunteering at Explore & More. It has been a great opportunity to work with children. My favorite STEM activity was teaching kids how to use Scribble-bots. People should know that for deaf/hard of hearing students, there are many ways for us to communicate with our peers. After graduation I will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology- National Technical Institute for the Deaf, majoring in digital media.” Briona is graduating this month and will be missed by our entire team.

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