Two training sessions at Sternberg Museum

HAYS, KS -- Two sessions planned for Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History on Nov. 10 will provide an opportunity to volunteer and to improve people skills.

Both are planned as part of the museum's preparation for the visit by the acclaimed and hugely popular traveling exhibit "Jurassic Park: The Life and Death of Dinosaurs," which opens at the museum on Feb. 2, 2002.

The first session of the day, "Dealing With Difficult People," will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the museum's Engel Education Center, 3000 Sternberg Drive. This session is actually the first of three training sessions for volunteers who plan to work during the Jurassic Park exhibit, which will be in the museum until May 5.

However, this training is open to anyone who wishes to attend, said Patricia Duffey, coordinator of volunteers/outreach at the museum. Volunteers will have first call, she said, but any interested persons can attend, subject only to space constraints.

"We are so excited about this training that we invite anyone interested in the museum and working with people to attend," said Duffey.

The only requirement, she said, is that people who want to attend must call her by Nov. 9 at (785) 628-5684.

The second session, from 2-4:30 p.m., again at the Engel Educational Center, is a volunteer orientation for people who want to be, but are not yet, active volunteers at the museum. The Jurassic Park exhibit, said Duffey, will be an extremely busy time for the museum and the need for volunteers will be great.

The Sternberg Museum Volunteer Program offers monthly orientation sessions for new and prospective volunteers and students.

For more information, contact Duffey at (785) 628-5684 or email

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