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Girl Scouts add STEM Badges

Girl Scout badgesThey can earn badges for community service, first aid, hiking, and car maintenance. Now, some 1.6 million Girl Scouts of the USA will be able to qualify for a new set of badges – focused on STEM.

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Informal Science Programs Can Benefit Girls

After School ProgramInformal, out-of-school science and math programs offer great ways to engage girls in the subjects, but they need to be carefully planned and executed to make sure reluctant students want to sign up for and stick with them, Education Week’s Beyond School blog reports on findings from a new Harvard Family Research Project report.

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Event: Girl Scouts Engineering. UMaryland, Oct. 9, 2010

Building a Better Future Project PatchGirl Scout Engineering Saturday (GSES) is a program for local Girl Scout troops in Maryland and the Washington metropolitan area. Cadettes and Seniors (grades 6-12) engage in fun, hands-on activities and earn the Building a Better Future Project patch. Join the program October 9, 2010, or again in February.

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Event: Girls meet STEM professionals. Baltimore, MD. March 10, 2010

STEMming Out to Change the World. March 10, 2010, 5 – 8:15 pm at Mercy High School, Baltimore, MD. Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and sponsored by the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, this event gives girls and women the opportunity to talk with professionals in the fields of science and technology. Cost is $5 per person or two food items for the Girl Scouts’ Harvest for the Hungry Campaign. Reservations are required.

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