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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

SciGirls Partners | Florida State University

SciGirls TV is an expansion and transformation of our national outreach program, also called SciGirls. Through grants, SciGirls outreach helps informal educators deliver hands-on science encouragement and career guidance to girls in their communities. Here is one of our partner's stories.

Since 2006, Florida State University’s Magnet Lab and public broadcasting station (WFSU) have been offering a two-week, hands-on SciGirls summer camp in Tallahassee, FL. The camp is split into two age groups. SciGirls I is for rising 6th and 7th graders. SciGirls II is for returning SciGirls campers and rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders.

These SciGirls just wanna have fun! Last year, SciGirls I campers conducted an invasive species survey at Wakulla Springs, explored the Marianna Caverns, and spent a day at the Magnet Lab learning about water under the Earth's mantle as well as water from outer space. They also snorkeled in the Gulf of Mexico to explore sea life. In the 2008 SciGirls II camp, girls enjoyed in-depth science experiences such as digging up bones for a forensic anthropology exercise; making models of comets from dry ice and other ingredients; and using computer programs to track invasive species.

Check out some Tallahassee SciGirls’ blog.

Applications for the 2009 camp are due April 3. Learn how to apply.

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