Girls in Science Summer Outdoor Ed-venture
Exploring local rivers and lakes, participating in an overnight camping adventure and experiencing nature at night will highlight the Girls in Science summer camp, which will be based at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh, NC. Field trips to local research and science centers, such as the NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Research Laboratory, will introduce the girls to career opportunities in science. In addition, as they explore North Carolina's waterways and the rich wildlife those waterways support, campers will design a natural science activity, which they will present in their schools during the fall semester.
Located on Falls Lake in Wake County, Blue Jay Point County Park features butterfly gardens, backyard wildlife habitats, hiking trails and a modern residential facility with a full kitchen and an indoor classroom. Meals will be catered or prepared by Museum staff and the girls.
For more information, contact M.T. Fore, coordinator of student outreach and distance learning, at 919.733.7450 x621.