Learn about SCFG's Response to COVID-19
Our Response to COVID-19
With critical measures in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Science Club for Girls has moved our operations online for the remainder of the spring semester.
School and business closures have caused incredible disruption, stress, and uncertainty for the families, girls, and mentors who participate in SCFG, many of whom are among those most affected by this crisis. We are adapting to support our community in news ways—providing virtual/online resources and opportunities for girls to stay connected with each other and when possible, continue their learning. Understanding that families have differing needs and capacity in this moment, we have compiled a range of options to meet girls where they are, with a focus on relationships and community.
Read below to learn more about SCFG's pivot to virtual programming, and how our community is supporting each other during this difficult time.
Resources for Families and Parents
We've gathered a list of resources for adult caregivers—from emergency relief funds and food assistance, to how to talk to your girls about COVID-19 and support their social-emotional wellbeing during this time. Click below to access resources—both general and specific to residents of Cambridge, Boston, and Somerville—which we will continue to update on a regular basis. Please contact a member of our staff at 617-391-0361 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Every Wednesday at 3pm, Science Club for Girls hosts a LIVE science show "Spring into STEM" on Facebook Live! Bring spring indoors with fun, interactive experiments for scientists of all ages. To join, simply gather your materials and visit our Facebook page Wednesdays at 3pm!
Next up: Wednesday, May 27 at 3:00 PM
Episode 1: The Water Cycle Episode 2: Egg-cellent Experiments
Episode 3: Explosive Experiments! Episode 4: The Science of Sound
Episode 5: Out of this World Science Episode 6: Experimenting with Color
Read, Review, Repeat!
During this time when schools and libraries are closed, we're excited to partner with Tumblehome Books to offer FREE BOOKS to our community through their 3Rs Program: Read, Review, Repeat! Once you receive your free book, read it, review it on Amazon.com, and repeat the process (as many times as you want!) by picking another new, free book to read. You get to keep the books and build your library. There is no cost to the reader (shipping is free) and no obligation at any time in the process.
Virtual Science Clubs
On Saturday afternoons, SCFG Junior Mentors and Mentors have been leading virtual Science Clubs for our K-8 participants via closed Zoom sessions. On May 16th, we had 17 participants, 2 Junior Mentors, and 4 Mentors join together to design and build aluminum boats and learn about displacement and buoyancy! On May 2nd, we Skyped a Scientist to learn all about nutrition. In addition, on Thursdays Program Director Cristina Ullman teaches STEM activities on topics such as chromatography to participants at Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House in Cambridge.
Virtual Summer Rocketry Program!
This summer, Science Club for Girls is offering a free, 2-week VIRTUAL rocket program to fifteen rising 6 - 9th graders! Young scientists will build and launch their own rockets (field trips will use social distancing protocols), gain leadership skills, and build confidence in STEM in preparation for our Junior Mentor Program. Click below to learn more!