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STEMapalooza


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Have you heard the news? This summer, Girl Scouts released three new STEM Career Exploration badges for Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes—and we’re throwing a celebration event! Join us on Saturday, November 14 AND Sunday, November 15, 2020, for Girl Scout STEMapalooza!

STEMapalooza is a two-day, virtual event filled with exciting STEM experiences. Engage with STEM experts and explore STEM experiments through live webinar panels, live science demonstrations, self-guided activities and more. It is sure to be a weekend filled with fun—we hope you’ll join us!

Cost: $7.50/girl (and includes a mailed STEMapalooza fun patch)

Open to: All Girl Scout members and all girls in grades K-12

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Register for Girl Scout STEMapalooza today!
Registration has been extended to November 12 , and includes:

  • Access to events where you can engage with STEM experts
  • Access to STEM experiments through live webinar panels, live science demonstrations, self-guided activities and more
  • An exclusive STEMapalooza fun patch sent to you by mail

The Girl Scout STEMapalooza activity packet will be sent directly to you via email one week before the event. This activity packet includes links to attend each virtual session, a list of materials needed for live activity presentations, and self-guided activity instructions. Please note that no materials for this event will be mailed to your household.

Girl Scout STEMapalooza events run from November 14, 2020, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. AND November 15, 2020, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Guided activities, presentations and expert panels presented by:

New Self-Guided Activities include:

  • Analyze like an Atmospheric Scientist
  • Build like a Civil Engineer
  • Communicate like a Scientific Journalist
  • Create like a Planetary Scientist
  • Design like an Environmental Engineer
  • Observe like a Wildlife Biologist

Schedule of Live Activities

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020

9 a.m. First Tech
10 a.m. Microsoft Portland
11 a.m. Women in Science PDX
Noon Lunch Break
1 p.m. Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
2 p.m. Portland State University’s Women in Aerospace
3 p.m. Cambia Health Solutions Women in Information Security
4 p.m. Haystack Rock Awareness Program
5 p.m. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
6 p.m. Dinner Break
7 p.m. University of Oregon’s Pine Mountain Observatory

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2020

9 a.m. Oregon State University’s Marine Geology Repository
10 a.m. Women in Transportation Seminar, Portland
11 a.m. Miss Oregon
Noon Lunch Break
1 p.m. GSOSW’s Portland Metro Astronomy Club
2 p.m. Society of Women Engineers, Columbia River Section
3 p.m. Chintimini Wildlife Center
4 p.m. National Association of Women in Construction
5 p.m. Mad Science of Portland & Vancouver


Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not a Girl Scout member yet, can I still participate?
You are welcome to join us and register for this exciting event! You can create an account and register for this event . Please use your mailing address to ensure that your patch will be mailed to you.

I’m a member of a different Girl Scout council, can I still register?
You are welcome to join us and register for this exciting event! If your girl is a member outside of GSOSW council boundaries, you'll need to complete the registration process AND also complete the Out of Council: STEMapalooza Patch Mailing Form . Have questions? Feel free to reach out to activities@girlscoutsosw.org , we're here to help!

How do I register for the live activities, presentations and expert panels?
GSOSW staff will lead the event through private video streaming software. You will receive the Girl Scout STEMapalooza activity packet via email one week before this event, which will include links to attend each virtual session.

What supplies will I need for this activity?
To attend, you will need access to a computer with an internet connection, the Girl Scout STEMapalooza activity packet, and materials for the live activity presentations and self-guided activities. You will receive the Girl Scout STEMapalooza activity packet via email one week before this event. This activity packet will include links to attend each virtual session, a list of materials needed for live activity presentations, and self-guided activity instructions.

Does my child have to attend every virtual session to get the STEMapalooza patch?
While we offer a variety of different workshops nearly every hour, girls can pick and choose which ones interest them the most, and can choose to go to as many or as little as they like.  In addition, Registering for STEMapalooza grants girls access to six new self-guided activities to explore STEM outdoors, or away from the screen!