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​"I am particularly impressed that [SCFG] starts with girls as young as kindergarten and that older girls become junior assistant scientists. That apprenticeship model is how you learn to do science in a real lab and your club members already know how!" 

Susan Hockfield

first woman President of MIT

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SCIENCE CLUBS

Grades K-8

Science Club for Girls offers free, hands-on Science Clubs for girls and gender-expansive youth in grades K-8. Clubs meet once a week for 8 weeks each semester. Guided by volunteer women-in-STEM adult mentors and Junior Mentors in grades 8-12, participants delve into a different STEM topic each semester. Examples include chemistry, anatomy, engineering, computer science, environmental science, and physics.

We offer both in-person programs at local schools and other convenient locations, as well as virtual programs, ensuring accessibility for all. Regardless of the format, all programs feature hands-on learning, mentorship, and social-emotional learning. All materials are provided. 

Spring 2024 Clubs 

Spring 2024 Clubs will kick off the week of February 26 and run for 8 weeks.

In-Person Clubs

For those seeking an in-person experience, our Clubs take place at local schools. 

Applications for Spring 2024 are open! Please complete the Spring 2024 Application Form for enrollment in our Clubs at the following sites:

 

  • Amigos School (Cambridge): Fridays, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Prospect Hill Academy (Cambridge): Saturdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am 

  • University Park (Cambridge): Saturdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

 

Please note: Space is limited, and submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. We will notify you promptly about the status of your application.

We also have Clubs at the following schools (enrollment is managed by the schools):
 

  • Mother Caroline Academy (Boston)

  • King Open School (Cambridge)

  • East Somerville Community School (Somerville)

 

Accessibility: Science Club for Girls strives to ensure that our programs create a positive and inclusive environment for individuals with different learning needs and/or disabilities. If your child needs specific accommodations, please contact us at scfgprograms@scienceclubforgirls.org.   

Virtual Science Clubs

Virtual Science Clubs happen on Zoom. Participants will need a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone with internet access during the weekly Club meetings. All other materials are provided free of charge and distributed at a convenient location prior to the first week of the program. 

Participants can choose one of the four weekly virtual meeting times for Spring 2024:

 

  • Mondays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesdays from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Saturdays from 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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