photo of girls listeningThere 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.

Discovery Camp
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; akimball@fi.edu, 215-448-2195.

Environmental Education Programming
Brandywine Valley Association conducts hands-on, minds-on environmental education programs for students ages 4 to adult. Contact Info: contact@brandywineredclay.org.

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:  Patti VanCleave at pvancleave@ccedcpa.com.

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: Erin McLeary; emcleary@chemheritage.org; 215-873-8230.

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; dlb61@psu.edu; 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 4, 2017 and Saturday, April 7, 2018.