Georgia Southern to host STEM Day for Girl Scouts, families, troop groups on April 2
Georgia Southern University is teaming up with the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) to celebrate a day of STEM activities at the new GIRL Center, located at 535 East Liberty Street in downtown Savannah.
On Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Georgia Southern faculty and staff will offer activities ranging from hydraulic cars to indigo dying. The College of Education’s Center for STEM Education will also bring the Science To-Go trailer, a mobile unit that provides traveling exhibits and activities for students and families to engage in the sciences.
“Giving girls the opportunity to do hands-on learning is key to getting girls interested and excited about learning scientific concepts,” said Keli Berkman, GSHG assistant director of outdoor programming. “Making STEM more accessible to girls who may feel intimidated in traditional learning environments or come from a low-income background is vital to the future of women in STEM careers. Exposing girls to new career fields and allowing them to meet and connect with experts in various STEM fields lets girls envision their future opportunities.”
A new educational space, the GIRL Center provides opportunities for Girl Scouts from across the state and nation to participate in STEM educational activities. Saturday’s STEM Day will celebrate the recent opening of the Center and the partnership with Georgia Southern.
Girl Scouts as well as their families, siblings and friends can join for the event. RSVP is encouraged, and can be completed at bit.ly/GASouthernDay.
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