do you apply for the Professionals &
Families Spring Break Program?
interested in participating in this Program
should contact (e-mail) the person listed
as the "Contact" for the project
they are most interested in joining. Include
in your e-mail the name of the project
you're interested in, the dates of your
availability, your academic background
including any experience relevant to the
project selected, and if any others from
your family/group would like to join the
same project. A complete profile of all
those joining you should be included in
your initial e-mail.
How will participants be selected?
sponsors will determine best applicants
for their projects. Those selected will
receive a confirmation e-mail from the
How many can participate?
will make every effort to host as many
people as staff can affectively work with.
Can children also participate?
sponsors will determine if individual
projects are suitable for children as
well as appropriate age categories for
participation in their project(s).
will people report on the first day?
should report to the National Museum of
Natural History (10th Street and Constitution
Avenue, NW) Constitution Avenue Lobby.
A security officer will direct you to
the Visitor Services Office for initial
check in where a security officer will
call Mary Sangrey (202-633-4548) who will
then meet the group in the lobby.
What time should participants arrive on
the first day?
first day begins with registration. Prior
to officially getting started on the project
all participants must register their appointment.
Registration sessions are conducted Monday
at 9:00 a.m. in the Academic Resources
Center (ARC) of the Natural History Building.
Participants should plan to arrive in
time to join the Monday, 9:00 a.m. registration.
What happens after registration?
generally takes about one hour and inculdes
issue of a Smithsonian identification
credential. After registration participants
join their staff sponsor and begin work
on the project.
What are the regular working hours?
work hours are Monday through Friday 8:45
a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
What's the recommended attire?
clothing easy to work in is best. Some
projects will take place in the collections
and storage areas.