Vacation Week

Update: Science Club for Girls will not be running a Summer Science Week for 2014. Have a great summer, and we will look forward to seeing you when clubs start in fall!

Girls in elementary school immerse in science and engineering theme-based experiences during February vacation or after the school year. During two workshop blocks in the morning, girls learn about topics ranging from biospheres to photosynthesis to green chemistry. In the afternoon girls connect what they learned in these workshops with the real world through field trips to museums, laboratories and other exciting venues. Past field trip sites have included Harvard’s Concord Field Station, New England Wildlife Center, and iRobot. Programs are typically from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and held in collaboration with community partners.

How are volunteers involved?

Workshop mentor scientists: You (and/or your group) may be responsible for coming up with a 1 hour engagement for the girls. This should include a warm-up & hands-on activities as well as a well thought-out explanation for the attending age group . Sample curriculum will be provided to assist you in developing and guiding the activity. The two workshop blocks are from 9:30am – 10:30am and 10:45am – 11:45am. We encourage you to stay for both blocks if possible. 

Field trip host sites: If your lab or company has experience and the capacity to host a group of 30 young girls on a tour, conduct hands-on experiments, and help them connect science ideas and careers to the real world, we would love to hear from you. Field trips are from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

Field trip chaperon: For the safety of our girls we need 5 – 7 adult chaperons per field trip. This would require you to be at the school/site at 12:30pm, travel to and from the location of the field trip on public transportation or other shuttle services. We will return to the school/site no later than 4:30pm.