CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s been quite a week for Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett.
First, it was announced that a bobblehead depicting Garrett in his Texas A&M uniform was being released. Now, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has announced that he will be the museum’s first Community Science Ambassador.
The museum said in a statement that the collaboration will make Garrett “a leader in promoting the importance of science and STEM careers, especially for those underrepresented in the field.”
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“We were fortunate to know Myles, and we look forward to partnering with him to expand access to science, especially in underserved communities,” said Sonia Winner, president and CEO of the museum, in A press release.
She added that the collaboration comes at an opportune time as the museum undergoes a major transformation and emphasizes efforts to increase accessibility and engagement. The museum launched a $150 million transformation project in 2021. The museum was founded in 1920.
As part of his tenure as Ambassador, Garrett will participate in opportunities that help raise awareness of the museum, including its collections, events and programming.
Garrett is known for his love of dinosaurs, and this summer — in partnership with the museum, United Way and Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio — he invited kids to a screening of “Jurassic World Dominion.” , where he and his Browns teammates treated movie guests, snacks and giveaways. He was also an ambassador for Centraide.
“I thank my family for teaching me the value of giving back to the community,” he said in a statement. “Cleveland is my community and I want to do my best to be a positive role model for our children. I am delighted to continue to work with the museum team to share their important mission. Together, we can spark curiosity, improve science education, and expand access in new and fun ways. »
Garrett — a No. 1 overall pick for the Browns in 2017 — is a three-time Pro Bowl selection.
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