Bayberry STEMs

Bayberry service unit has committed to developing/implementing a STEM focused project for the 2011-2012 school year, with a plan to develop it into a yearly event. Currently we are coordinating speakers from STEM backgrounds. Our aim is to make it a service unit wide event, so girls on all levels of Girl Scouting will have exposure to STEM projects and speakers in an age-appropriate manner.

The different levels of scouting have STEM badges and activities that we plan to incorporate with science badge fairs, nature walks/investigations, and the use of local resources (colleges, Mass Audubon centers etc.) as well as STEM resources through GS of Eastern Mass, to create an yearly science focused event.

Specific goals include:

to expose girls at an early age to science careers;

to run science/technology nights as a way to show girls fun ways science/tech influences our daily lives;

to have women in science careers speak as role models for girls;

have an ARITHMETICKLES presentation during the year;

have a yearly science event/badge fair as a way to perpetuate our commitment to girls' positive exposure to STEM areas of study.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Susan
Last Name: 
Pursell
Title: 
Leader, Troop 63168
Location: 
10 Bartlett Drive
Newburyport, MA 01950
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2011
Affiliation: 
Girl Scouts
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Girls served annually: 
200
Boys served annually: 
0
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Director
Location: 
10 Bartlett Drive
United States
Fax: 5122321885
Slug: 
bayberry-stems-2
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
working with K-12 schools
sharing resources
Available Resources/Activities
volunteers
girls interested in STEM
evaluation/assessment services
Populations Served
middle/junior
high school
elementary
Needed Resources/Activities
funding/sponsorship
conferences