Girls and their families invited to STEM Day on October 6
Hoping to entice girls into seeing how “cool” Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers can be, Girl Scouts Louisiana East, in partnership with the St. George Observatory, will be holding a STEM Day on Saturday, October 6, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Terrebonne Parish Donner Community Center, 361 Azalea Dr, Donner.
Girls, from kindergarten through 12th grade, will get to build and launch their own rocket, measure and compare water density as they learn the fate of oil, water, and sea life during the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, program a robot to follow their instructions, explore the day sky and star gaze at night using telescopes, plus many other exciting scientific demonstrations and hands-on presentations.
Special guest speaker is Dr. Kerstin Honer zu Bentrup of the Tulane Health Sciences Center, and other participating organizations include Livingston Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), SciPort, Society of Women Engineers, Red Stick Robotics, Society of Petroleum Engineers from Nicholls State University, LSU Ag Center, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Louisiana Science Teachers Association, and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON).
Tickets to attend are $10 per child, and $5 per adult, with children 4 and under and seniors 65 and older, admitted free. They are available for purchase online through Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s online shop at http://shop.gsle.org or either council shop located at 841 S. Clearview Parkway in New Orleans, or 545 Colonial Drive, Baton Rouge.
For more information about Girl Scouting, call 1-800-644-7571 or visit www.gsle.org. Girl Scout’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The local council, Girl Scouts Louisiana East, serves girls 5 to 17 in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.
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