Educational Information

Girl Scout Destination 2010
 
Girl Scouts of Northern California in collaboration with NASA Ames Research Center is hosting a Girl Scout Destination in July 2010. With the support of GSUSA, we have a dynamic program that excites girls and inspires them toward stewardship and innovation in all that they do!

"The Future is Green" is a marriage of our Girls Go Tech and Green By Nature initiatives. This cutting-edge adventure will offer Girl Scouts the opportunity to explore how green technology in astronomy, environment, and robotics can help save the Earth.

Astronomy participants will learn about the night sky, technology that is used to explore the universe, and how astronomers have become instrumental in research regarding global climate change and space debris. Robotics participants will explore the importance of robots in exploration, health care, and helping to make the world “green.” They will then design, build, and program their own robot to meet certain challenges. Environment participants will explore the eco-challenges and successes of the San Francisco Bay. Fieldtrips for all participants include NASA Ames Research Center, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and behind the scenes at the California Academy of Sciences.

WHO: Girls ages 13-18 (entering at least 9th grade at time of event)
WHEN: July 22-August 1, 2010
WHERE: San Francisco Bay Area
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 28

All girls are welcome and need not be Girl Scouts to apply.

For a complete description of the event, costs, and application procedures visit: http://www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations/event_details.asp?eventid=523 or view attached flyer.

Financial aid and travel funds are available for Girl Scouts outside of the Northern California Council.

For more information please contact:

Jean Fahy, jfahy@girlscoutsnorcal.org, 510-562-8470 x246

Kymberly Miller, kmiller@girlscoutsnorcal.org, 510-562-8470 x110