There are number of other science opportunities that you might want to explore:
Discover The Future
Discover the Future is a one-day hands-on workshop for students in grades 5 through 7, presented by women working in math and science professions. A primary purpose of the program is to awaken or strengthen an interest in math and science for the girls who attend and to encourage them to pursue careers in these fields. By providing real-life female role models, Discover the Future encourages girls to recognize the contributions women are making in the fields of math and science. Contact Info: Cynthia Bourgeois; email@example.com, 215-997-1383.
Discovery Camp is a ten-week science summer day camp at The Franklin Institute Science Museum. The goal of Discovery Camp at The Franklin Institute is to excite children about science and nurture their spirit of inquiry. We challenge each camper to take a closer look at the world and see that science is a part of everything. No matter where science fits into their future plans, the scientific discoveries that campers make at Discovery Camp will enrich their lives forever. Contact Info: Adrienne Kimball; firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-448-2195.
Environmental Education Programming
ESTEEM (Exploring Science, Technology and Engineering Excellence with Math) is an after school program designed to close the gap in the representation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related fields. The program is developed to provide exposure to STEM subject matter through creative, hands-on activities for middle school-aged girls who attend a local public school in West Philadelphia. Of most importance, the program will provide the students with role models, particularly highly accomplished professional women of color, in these fields with whom they can work and interact during the program. Not only will the students be able to work directly with professional women, they will also perform their own research for future topics and activities, as well as participate in local field trips. The goals of this program are to enhance participating students’ knowledge, understanding and interest in STEM related fields; build the girls’ confidence in being able to excel in STEM subjects; and provide role models who will inspire and educate students on careers in their particular area of expertise. Contact Info: Alison Tartaglia; email@example.com, 215-255-7893.
Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT)
GETT is an exciting, enlightening and educational workforce development project designed for Chester County girls in grades 6 through 12 and their parents, teachers, and counselors to learn about careers in the dynamic fields of technology. GETT partner events are held in Philadelphia (BioScience) and in Casper, Wyoming. GETT provides an excellent way for girls to meet and interact with successful women and educators who are positive role models. Contact Info: Anne Sourbeer Morris; firstname.lastname@example.org; 610-458-5700 x253.
Museum education at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
CHF’s museum education program shares the unique resources of the museum with the K-12 education community, both regionally and globally, in order to motivate students to think about chemistry in new ways. This program extends to teachers and students CHF’s broader goal of enhancing public understanding of how the chemical and molecular sciences have shaped our society. Our goals:
- Expand teachers’ curricular resources through the creation of print and Web-based activities related to themes and information contained in the museum.
- Provide unique in-museum experiences that engage and inspire students.
- Provide professional development opportunities for teachers that open up ways in which they can use museum and collections resources to enliven classroom education.
- Encourage students to explore more deeply how science applies to their own lives.
- Build a community of learners who recognize the importance of public engagement in science.
Contact Info: Gigi Naglak; email@example.com; 215-873-8258.
This course is done for homeschool groups and as a summer camp for local venues such as Parks and Recreation program and at a community college. We explore the main fields of engineering and design through hands-on activities. Contact Info: Susan Sciarratta; firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-579-1377.
Finding Your Future at Penn State Abington
Finding Your Future programs are designed to provide high school students with an in depth look at various careers involving Veterinary Medicine, Computer & Information Sciences Technology, Forensic Science, Engineering, Athletic Training, and more. During these summer programs, students spend one week on campus learning about the many different careers available in field and participating in hands-on activities related to each. The goals of the Finding Your Future programs involve helping students to learn about the many different careers in each field of study as well as to provide them with a lasting experience to assist them in thinking about their own future career interests and goals. Contact Info: Deanna Bosley; email@example.com; 215-881-7339.
Please note that inclusion in the above list
does not constitute an endorsement of the program.
The next mini-conferences are scheduled for
Saturday, November 3, 2012, and Saturday, March 23, 2013.