Programs & Events

Girls in Science Piedmont Summer Ed-Venture

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Summer Camp
Youth Science Program
Jul. 6, 2015 | Monday, 1:00pm
Multiple Times: 
Monday - Saturday
Girls Rising 6 - 7 Grade
Location: In the Field - Blue Jay Point County Park in north Raleigh, one night at Hanging Rock State Park
$475 to cover lodging, meals, transportation, activities, & supplies

Explore the natural world through hikes and hands-on science activities in this science-intensive, residential, week-long summer camp. Open to girls from across North Carolina! We’ll explore science and the world around us, get our feet wet in the lake and our hands dirty in the forest, and meet the wildlife hiding under our noses.  We’ll go behind the scenes at the Museum, investigate North Carolina’s ecosystems, go on an overnight camping trip at Hanging Rock State Park, and introduce girls to career opportunities in science. It will be a fun-filled week! 

Located on Falls Lake in Wake County, Blue Jay Point County Park features butterfly gardens, ponds, hiking trails, wildlife habitats and a modern residential facility with a full kitchen and indoor bunk room and classroom.

This program requires an application and does not use the summer camp enrollment system.  Submitting an application does NOT guarantee placement in the camp. 

Application deadline Monday, April 13, 2015 at 5:00pm. A complete application consists of four online forms, all of which must be submitted by the deadline in order for the application to be considered. Each application includes questions for the student, for the parent, and two recommendations: one from a current or former science teacher, and one from another adult who knows the student well. Adult recommendations should be from someone who has known the student for at least two years and has observed the student’s interactions with a peer group. For example, a coach, scout leader, youth group leader, or music teacher. Homeschool parents may NOT provide teacher or adult recommendations. Please choose another, unrelated adult to complete the recommendation. 

Girls: Tell us about yourself here.

Parents: Provide contact information here.

Science Teachers: Describe your student here.

Other adults: Recommend your student here. 

Questions? Please contact Kathryn Fromson, Curator of Youth Programs, at 919.707.9951.

Girls in Science Piedmont Summer Ed-Venture is sponsored by Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds initiative.

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