Volunteer Vibes: Polly Lentz

KiDiMu would not be what it is today without the support of many amazing volunteers.
Polly Lentz, last year’s Bainbridge High School graduate and The Gold Award recipient, is one of them!
The award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouts and recognizes girls who make a difference in their communities and their own lives.

Polly’s adventure with KiDiMu began nearly four years ago, back on Madison Avenue. Ever since, she has been busy helping out with birthday parties, summer camps and Kids’ Night programs. In addition, KiDiMu was lucky to have Polly contribute her own original ideas in support of the Museum’s mission.

For her senior project, Polly created the pirate dress-up costumes to inspire imaginative play that have been very popular with the young Pirate Tree House explorers.

High Five for Polly
On June 7, 2011, at the Governor’s Mansion, Polly was presented with The Girl Scouts Gold Award by Governor Christine Gregoire. Polly, who plans to study environmental science, received the award for her awareness-raising project on recycling and composting that she also completed at KiDiMu.

Last winter, she conducted a series of hands-on workshop for children, 4-10, and their families. The kids learned that caring for our planet can be just as easy and fun as it is important. “I have lived on Bainbridge practically my whole life. This has helped me realize how important the environment is, and many people in our community have showed me ways to protect it.” Polly said.

Together with young KiDiMu visitors, she created a functional composting and recycling system for the Museum, complete with signage and colorful bins decorated by the children, that has since been in use and educating the public.

Favorite KiDiMu Experience
“I love to eat pizza with the Kids’ Night participants! Being in the Museum after hours is always a fun adventure!”

About Volunteering at KiDiMu
“I enjoy volunteering in the Bainbridge community. It’s so rewarding to give back – and at KiDiMu – it’s hardly work! Staff and patrons alike are always friendly and it’s a fun environment to spend my time in.”

Interested in volunteering at KiDiMu?
Click here to learn more or contact Lisa at Lisap@kidimu.org.