April is Girl Scout STEM Month, generously sponsored by First Tech Credit Union!
Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to STEM experiences relevant to everyday life. Whether it’s discovering how a car’s engine runs, learning how to manage finances, or exploring our natural world, with Girl Scouts girls are fast-forwarding into their STEM futures. Girl Scouts who participate in girl-focused STEM programs:
- Become better problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and inspirational leaders
- Get better grades, earn scholarships, and follow more lucrative career paths
- See STEM as the foundation for a meaningful and successful future
There are so many ways to discover STEM through Girl Scouts! With new STEM Journeys, girls can learn to Think Like an Engineer, Think Like a Programmer, and Think Like a Citizen Scientist. Girls can design their own robots after learning how they’re built and programmed, and build and test rollercoasters, race cars, and gliders with new robotics and mechanical engineering badges. And coming this September, the first-ever national Girl Scout Cybersecurity badges will help girls in grades K–12 get ahead of tomorrow’s threats as part of a diverse and innovative team of problem solvers.
All month long (and beyond!), girls can discover STEM through local program activities, including:
- Seeking our Senses
- Bugging at Wildlife Images
- Digital Media Studio: Movie Maker
- Robotics Overnight at ScienceWorks
- Women in Aviation at Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
- So, You Want to be an Engineer? with Society of Women Engineers OIT/Wilsonville
- Wonderful Whales at Umpqua Discovery Center
- Minecraft Build Challenge with Microsoft (S, A)
- So much more!
Girls are natural-born scientists! They look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment and push boundaries, and learn as they go. Encourage your Girl Scout's potential as a scientist, an engineer and beyond by celebrating STEM Month!
Sign up for STEM activities, then share what she's learning with #GirlsInSTEM! Want to inspire the next generation of female scientists to invent the future? Learn more about volunteering with Girl Scouts!