Exclusive events and opportunities for UW students.
Welcome to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture's University of Washington student web page. Here you'll find information on exclusive student events and opportunities for getting involved at the museum.
Experience a different side of the Burke. After Hours @ the Burke is an evening event bringing music, food, art, culture and science together in a unique way. Explore the museum with friends while getting an intimate look at Burke exhibits and collections. After Hours @ the Burke is FREE with UW ID.
Are you a University of Washington Student interested in the arts or natural sciences? Want to build and strengthen your leadership skills? Do you have ideas for how the Burke Museum can better serve students at the UW? Then come be a part of the Burke Student Advisory Board (BSAB).
The Mission of the BSAB is:
The Burke Student Advisory Board (BSAB) serves as an avenue for communication between the Burke Museum and the University of Washington student body. We increase UW student involvement by advocating for the Burke’s mission, advising museum staff on student interests, and promoting resources and events.
The BSAB infuses the Burke Museum with the student perspective. As a member you will:
Applications will be accepted from September 19 – October 15, 2013. The first meeting will be on November 6. Click here to apply.
For more information about BSAB contact Cassandra Sandkam, Docent Manager at (206) 616-4415 or email@example.com.
Burke Trivia Night is a fun monthly event where learning can literally pay off! At 8 pm on the first Thursday of the month, bring your friends to the College Inn Pub and test your knowledge of the natural world. Cost: $5 per team, maximum of 6 people per team. This is a 21+ event.
Get Credit (and More!)
Burke 101 is a program that integrates University of Washington students into our education programs at the Burke Museum. This program gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn and practice informal teaching techniques, facilitate activities, and to engage museum visitors of all ages with museum objects.
Please contact either the Carlson Center or the Pipeline Project and/or your advisor. The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center and the Pipeline Project at the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity offer up to 4 credits per quarter to UW student volunteers. Up to 3 General Studies credits may also be available through your major. Please contact your advisor for more information.
Contact Andrea Michelbach, UW Student Interpreter Program Manager, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (206-616-4415).
Do you love the Burke Museum? Are you looking for ways to get more involved? Then sign-up to become a volunteer docent at the Burke.
As a docent you will:
Each quarter the Burke Museum offers docent training for UW students.
Students must attend three training sessions:
There will be a make-up session on February 1 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. For more information contact Cassandra Sandkam at email@example.com or (206) 616-4415.
Volunteers help make the Burke Museum and its programs a success! Volunteer positions at the museum vary from working in one of the 11 collections areas to leading school tours, from helping with craft activities during public programs to promoting the Burke at community events. For more information contact Jessica Newkirk at (206) 221-7083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Burke Museum has a number of work study positions available to students who qualify. Search for "Burke Museum" on the UW's work study website for current positions.
Programs for UW students are generously supported by the Lucky Seven Foundation and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.