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On Your Own: STEMosphere®, Apr 11

STEMosphereOn Saturday, April 11th, The George Washington University is hosting a great, FREE event called STEMosphere®, which is part of a larger event for educators called Share Fair. STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. STEMosphere® is a huge expo of fun, hands-on, interactive STEM-inspired activities and education methods for a PreK-12 audience. Exhibitors include NASA Aeronautics, Discovery Education, the Smithsonian Science Education Center, First Robotics and more.

Participants are encouraged to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/share-fair-nations-stemosphere-dc-2015-tickets-15996665457

What: STEMosphere®
Who: All levels
When: Saturday April 11, 2015, 9:30AM – 4PM
Where: Foggy Bottom – Charles E. Smith Center
George Washington University
600 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Cost: Free

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On Your Own: National Math Festival, Apr 18

NMFLogo300The first national festival dedicated to discovering the delight and power of mathematics in everyday life. On Saturday, April 18, experience mathematics like never before, when the first-of-its-kind National Math Festival comes to Washington, D.C. As the country’s first national festival dedicated to discovering the delight and power of mathematics, this free and public celebration will feature dozens of activities for every age —- from hands-on magic, and Houdini-like getaways, to lectures with some of the most influential mathematicians of our time.

The National Math Festival is organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution.

What: National Math Festival
Who: All levels & Families
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10AM – 4PM
Where: Various Smithsonian Museums, Washington, DC
Cost: Free

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On Your Own: Girl Scout Maker Day, Apr 25

What is a Girl Scout Maker?

Girl Scout Makers like making things they’re excited about—whether it’s a craft, a piece of furniture, a robot, or a computer program. Makers like to tinker, take things apart, and try and put them back together again in new ways. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. It doesn’t matter!

Making is social. Makers like to engage with others, share their ideas, and learn by doing. Makers like to solve problems, and they like to make the world better. Sounds like Girl Scouts!

Making encourages creation and invention. It can be woven into any subject at any skill level and can help girls uncover their hidden STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math plus Art) talents—combining interests in math and art, science and theater, or engineering and design. Help girls make their ideas into reality by letting them explore, test prototypes, make mistakes, and try again! Girls will benefit and thrive from having opportunities to work together, share their ideas and skills, focus on a common goal or project, and make a sustainable change in their community.

Join us for the first Girl Scout Maker Day on April 25, 2015 from 1 to 4pm at National Conference Center, Leesburg, VA.

Registration is now open to exhibit at this year’s Maker Day. Please review the guidelines below before completing the application.

Maker Day Guidelines – Please review these guidelines if you would like to exhibit at Maker Day.

Maker Day Application – This application is for all Girls Scouts wishing to exhibit something they have made.

Maker Day Registration – This is for all girls and troops who would like to attend Maker Day, but NOT exhibit anything.

Help your girls become Girl Scout Makers. Each week we will feature a STEAM activity for girls to try. The idea is to expose girls to the many faces of STEAM so they can find their passion and interest. Click here to see this week’s activity and to access previous activities.

Follow us on Facebook.com/GSCNC to get updates on our Maker event.

For more information on how to get involved, contact: Sara Tyler: styler@gscnc.org

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What: Girl Scout Maker Day
Who: All levels
When: April 25, 2015 from 1 – 4pm
Where: National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA 20176
Cost: Free

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