Welcome to SciGirls, the ultimate destination for girls who love science! SciGirls is an upcoming PBS TV show, a website, and a resource provider for educators, club leaders and mentors who are working with girls doing science.

Are you a girl, age 11-14, who thinks science is fun and interesting? Or do you know a girl who fits this description? Then we want to hear from you! SciGirls is starting production on a brand new TV show and website and we're looking for girls to feature. Tell us who should be a SciGirls star!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Behind the Scenes | SciGirls en Español

SciGirls is turning bilingual! For the first time we're offering our educational resources in Spanish and English as well as customized professional development training and funding for 9 Latina-serving programs throughout the United States. See a list of SciGirls en Español groups. The first training is scheduled for next week in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The project is the result of two partnerships. The Self Reliance Foundation (SRF), a Washington, D.C. based organization, empowers underserved communities through culturally-grounded media (radio programs, newspaper features, community festivals, and family programs) and access to practical services. SRF staffer Alicia Santiago helped select segments that would resonate with young Latinas, oversaw translations for video and print and helped provide insight on how SciGirls content could best serve the Latina community.

KLCS-TV—“The Education Station”—is a noncommercial educational television station licensed to the Los Angeles Unified School District and a member PBS station. The production staff at KLCS was instrumental in helping repackage individual SciGirls video, collaborating to develop a format that would best serve middle school Latinas and their families.

SciGirls en Español is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Research on Gender in Science and Engineering. For more information, or to request review copies of SciGirl en Español materials, email scigirls@tpt.org.

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