A look at some data from the 2nd annual Girls Exploring Science and Technology event, and thoughts on GEST’s growth and impact.
Each year I lead an activity at the FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, & Science) Capstone event on Duke’s campus. It is imperative to show younger generations of women that they can be the scientists, inventors and engineers of the future.
World Thinking Day is a Girl Scout tradition occurring annually on February 22nd. The goal is to celebrate international diversity and learn about other cultures.
The 5th Annual SciREN (Scientific Research and Education Network) Coast event occurred this week at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, allowing local researchers to share lesson plans with educators from across eastern North Carolina.
Our team of volunteers collectively removed hundreds of pounds of trash and recyclables from Radio Island Beach during Carteret County’s annual Big Sweep event. While clean-ups are a solution to one of the symptoms of our throw-away society, major changes in the way we design and manufacture products are needed to get to the root of the problem.
At last year’s FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science) Capstone event, I quickly realized the activity I designed wasn’t hands-on enough. So, I vowed to make a more hands-on activity this year.
“I’m really nervous,” one of the 4th graders in our Girl Scout troop quietly confessed to me. I inquired further and she explained, “I’ve never seen a marine biologist in real life before.”
What inspired your environmental passion, and how do you provide those experiences to others? For younger ones, the great outdoors is an important start.