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Girls in Science Connect:Nature at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is an intensive 10-week program for 6th- and 7th-grade girls who have shown ability and strong interest in the sciences, especially the natural sciences. The Girls in Science mission is to engage girls in hands-on science experiences in the natural world and in the Museum, and to create a safe atmosphere where girls’ natural curiosity can flourish. We will meet female scientists from a range of scientific disciplines, go behind the scenes at the Museum, get our hands dirty tracking turtles and looking for salamanders, and unlock the secrets of the trees. The program concludes with an overnight camping trip and an Open House to share with parents and teachers. Through fun and exciting programs, girls will connect with each other and with female mentors, and will be empowered to ask questions and discover the world around them.
Only 21 students from Wake or the surrounding counties have the opportunity to participate in this 10-week program. Students must be nominated and sponsored by their 6th- or 7th-grade science teachers or teacher/parents for home school students. Students meet weekly from 3:30 to 5:30pm and take part in one weekend adventure. Participating in Girls in Science Connect:Nature is a major time investment. Please consider this when applying. There is a $150 program fee to cover equipment and expenses, due by the first day of the program.
A complete schedule with topics and meeting locations will be provided to participants. All programs will meet at the Museum or at Prairie Ridge Ecostation.
|Thursday, February 21||3:30-5:30 pm|
|Thursday, February 28||3:30-5:30 pm|
|Thursday, March 7||3:30-5:30 pm|
|Thursday, March 14||3:30-5:30 pm|
|Thursday, March 21||3:30-5:30 pm|
|Tuesday, March 26||3:30-5:30 pm|
|Thursday, April 11||3:30-5:30 pm|
|Thursday, April 18||3:30-5:30 pm|
|Thursday, April 25||3:30-5:30 pm|
|Thursday, May 2||3:30-5:30 pm|
|Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5||noon drop-off - Overnight at Prairie Ridge|
|Sunday, May 5||11 am - Open House for families & teachers|
Deadline Jan. 25, 2013. Application and recommendations must be received by 5pm on January 25. Drop off, mail, email or fax your application to Kathryn Fromson at the Museum.
Mail: NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones Street Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
email: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Questions? Call Kathryn Fromson at 919.707.9951
Girls in Science is funded by a generous grant from The Walmart Foundation.