Prospective Member Event: STEM in a Day

August 7, 2013 6:00 PM – August 7, 2013 7:00 PM Bronx Works


Prospective Member Event: STEM in a Day

A special event just for girls who are thinking about joining the Girl Scouts!   (This event is solely for prospective new members -- no current members, please.)

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 6pm-7:45pm

WHERE: Bronx Works, 1130 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

WHO: Open to (Non-registered) girls in Kindergarten-5th grade

COST: $10

DEADLINE: Pre-registration deadline: August 5, 2013

 

Girls push boundaries, test limits, and look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes. They're natural scientists!  Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) experiences relevant to everyday life. Whether they're discovering how a car's engine runs, how to manage finances, or exploring careers in STEM fields, girls are fast-forwarding into the future.

 

Here's how these processes provide quality STEM experiences for girls:

 

Girl-led: Even when a girl has an interest in STEM, she might find that boys take the lead in a school environment due to unspoken assumptions about gender roles. Girl Scouts offers a safe, supportive place for girls to seek challenges. The girl-led process encourages girls to decide which topics they want to explore and how they want to go about it.


Learning by doing: Research shows that, particularly with STEM, youth need to be hands-on, active learners. The learning-by-doing process encourages this approach. In addition, Girl Scouts' learning-by-doing process involves a reflection step that asks girls to think about how a given activity worked and what they would do differently in the future—a key skill in scientific testing and conducting experiments.


Cooperative learning: In general, girls prefer a collaborative leadership style, rather than the traditional, top-down, "command and control" approach. The cooperative learning process gives girls the opportunity to develop leadership and STEM skills in a way that might feel most comfortable.

 

For more information about this event, click HERE to download a flyer.

 

For more information about joining the Girl Scouts, contact Glenda Rivera, Membership Specialist at 212.645.4000 x370 or grivera@girlscoutsnyc.org

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