STEM for Older Girls


Girl Scouts is partnering with three institutions with expertise in the science fields.  Together we are developing a pilot series of programs for older girls that will soon be available for troops and individual girls.

Ship To Shore

The Ship to Shore science series introduces Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts to scientific ocean drilling along research vessels like the JOIDES Resolution. Through workshops and optional take-home activities that are integrated into steps towards earning the National Proficiency Badges and Journeys, girls learn about shipboard science and research vessels, careers onboard a research vessel, and communicate with science mentors via videoconference or in-person meetings with a female geologist.

The Collect, Construct, Change (C3) project of the New York Hall of Science

The Collect, Construct, Change (C3) project of the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will further develop digital tools and educational resources that will empower youth to investigate the world around them. The C3 project aims to achieve three objectives: (1) equip youth with skills, knowledge, and tools to record, interpret, and communicate air quality information; (2) furnish youth with learning experiences that encourage them to engage with their environment, participate in community life, and understand why science is important in solving real-world problems; and (3) provide meaningful air quality information to the public and policy makers.

Through our partnership with the New York Hall of Science and HIVE Digital Media Learning Fund, we will develop a series of youth camps to engage girls in STEM-based activities that further their understanding of local pollution sources and the impact this pollution has on health and the quality of life in their communities. We will deliver approximately four five-day (30 hour) camps or after-school programs serving approximately 100 girls.


Tech Savvy Teen Series

In collaboration with Best Buy, using the It's Your Story-Tell It! journey curriculum, The Tech Savvy Teen series will encourage teens to learn, experiment, collaborate, and play with the latest technologies. The goal is for NYC Girl Scouts to become excited about learning and fluent with new technologies, developing skills and experiences to help them succeed in their careers, contribute to their communities, and lead outstanding lives. Technologies include: computing, digital photography, filmmaking and videography, graphic design, audio production, robotics, game development, and programming (including app development).

New York Academy of Science

In this new Breathe-based journey program, Cadettes will explore the air and learn to assess air quality inside and out, gain an aerial view of everything from cigarette smoking to deforestation, and partake in DNA extractions. Along the way, you’ll conduct scientific experiments and meet scientists, engineers, writers, and artists.  Girls will develop and use leadership skills to help protect the earth’s air. Along this journey, Cadettes have the opportunity to earn three prestigious leadership awards: Aware, Alert, Affirm.  To offer this program to your troop this spring or next fall, contact Melissa D’Andrea at 212.645.4000 x215 or