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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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On Your Own: STEMosphere at George Washington University, Mar. 8

sharefarelogoOn Saturday March 8, George Washington University is hosting a great, free event called STEMosphere. It is an expo of fun, hands-on, interactive STEM-inspired activities for children PreK-12th grade. Exhibitors include: Smithsonian Science Education Center, Discovery Education, NASA, and more! Girl Scouts of All Ages and their leaders or adult chaperones are welcome to come to the Smith Center at George Washington University Foggy Bottom Campus at 600 22nd St NW, Washington DC. Girl Scouts must be accompanied by adult chaperones and meet volunteer essentials safety ratios. Concession snacks will be available for sale at the Smith Center. For more information see: gsehd.gwu.edu/sharefair.

Register online at www.regonline.com/sharefairwashingtondc.

What: STEMosphere at George Washington University
Who: All Levels
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Where: Smith Center at George Washington University Foggy Bottom Campus
600 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20052
Cost: Free

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On Your Own: STEM Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland

umdSTEM Leadership Institute

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes

When: April 20, 2013, 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM.

Where: University of Maryland
Computer Science Building
College Park, MD 20742

Cost: $20 per person (includes lunch, dinner, and a patch)

Join GSCNC for its very first STEM Leadership Institute. Exclusively for Girl Scout Cadettes, this program will give attendees the opportunity to explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. From hands-on activities, to career exploration, to a tour of the University of Maryland campus, this program will give girls the tools they need to pursue a STEM career. Girl Scouts will also participate in a workshop that will prepare them to earn their Leader In Action (LIA) award, an award earned by Girl Scout Cadettes who demonstrate leadership by guiding a Brownie Girl Scout Troop through a Journey.

Troop Leaders are welcome to register for this event, and may go to the program sessions with their troop.

To Register: Click here and search for STEM

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