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Celebrate STEM Month 2021


Celebrate all things STEM this April during GSOSW's STEM Month 2021! April will be packed full of ways for Girl Scouts to dive into STEM and explore what they're interested in, while challenging themselves to learn and grow. GSOSW will offer a variety of virtual events, at-home challenges, and fun opportunities for participation all month long. Discover all of the opportunities below and get ready to celebrate STEM! 

STEM Career Exploration Live Series
Tune in to GSOSW's Facebook page every Thursday in April to meet a STEM professional! In this fun and interactive Facebook Live series, Girl Scouts can ask questions all about what it's like to grow up to be a STEM professional, and how they can get involved in the STEM fields that interest them. Complete step three of the STEM Month Challenge and join us every Thursday at 5 p.m. for the following live panels: 

  • April 1, 2021, 5 p.m. - Problem Solving Through Software Design
    Erin Morris, Enterprise Analyst at Oregon Department of Transportation
  • April 8, 2021, 5 p.m. - Tech Enabling Eyes in the Sky
    Maza Brady, Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer
    Rachel McKay, Vice President of Programs, Overwatch Imaging 
  • April 15, 2021, 5pm - Education and Engineering for Sustainability
    Grayson Isbell, Graduate Engineer
    Athena Edison-Lahm, Energy Analyst, Green Roof Technician and Educational Content Developer
  • April 22, 2021, 5 p.m. - Fish Biologist Series
    Katherine Nordholm, Assistant Fish Passage Liaison
    Emma Garner, Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Biologist
    Shannon Richardson, Executive Director of the South Santiam Watershed Council
  • April 29, 2021, 5 p.m. - Sustainable Architecture
    Laura Squillace, Sustainable Architect

Awesome Girls: National Girl Scout STEM Festival
This STEM Month, join Girl Scouts of the USA to create your own STEM experience as you choose from dozens of hands-on activities, live events, fun challenges, and booth experiences at this nationwide virtual STEM festival! Complete Girl Scout badge and award requirements, go behind the scenes with the Broadway League, the FBI, Instagram, NASA, and more, and explore 30+ booths that offer live chat time, inspiring videos, and fun downloads.

There will be activities for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade—and you don’t have to be a Girl Scout to join the fun! Families, parents, and caregivers, please join us too! Sign up today.

STEM Month Challenge
Girl Scouts can explore STEM throughout the month of April by taking on the Girl Scout STEM Month Challenge sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union! To earn a special STEM Month patch, complete the following steps:

  1. Seek out STEM in your life.
  2. Try something new.
  3. Explore STEM careers.
  4. Make a difference in your community.

Once you complete all four steps, fill out this STEM Month Challenge Submission Form to tell us about your experience, and we'll send you a STEM Month Challenge patch! The submission form is open until May 31, 2021.

STEM Experience Kits
Dive into STEM and wrap up STEM Month 2021 with a STEM Month Experience Kit! This self-guided experience kit includes everything you'll need to complete five activities, each highlighting a different area of STEM. Each kit will come with an activity packet to help guide participants through each activity, along with some fun and special items to help commemorate STEM Month! Girl Scouts can complete each activity from the comfort of home, away from a screen, and in their own time. Purchase one today and jump into a variety of fun hands-on STEM activities that you can do on your own, share with your family or virtually with your troop!

All activities will be self-guided and there will not be a virtual event attached to this experience kit. GSOSW will begin shipping all experience kits on April 20, 2021. Girl Scouts can expect to receive their experience kit by April 30 at the latest. Register today!

More Girl Scout STEM Activities 
Want to explore even more fun STEM activities? Check out GSOSW’s Program Guide Spring Supplement featuring 20+ virtual STEM events and workshops throughout the month of April. Explore our Activities page to see all upcoming STEM activities during STEM month and beyond, and sign up today!

You can also dive into fun a quick activities from GSUSA and the Smithsonian Science Education Center. Explore the list and choose activities that capture your imagination!