cool apprenticeship opportunities
for girls (or boys) who like math and working with their hands. Must be 18 and up.
Exploration Works' Girl-Tech started up again the first week of October. They have a Tuesday evening group and a Wednesday evening group, each with 16 5th grade girls who will be working with Circuits and Switches crafts and Robotics for 8 weeks this fall and 10 weeks in the winter-spring. Girls are selected from 'free and reduced lunch' enrollees. The program is free to all, with some help from the Helena Soroptimists. Current and past Girl-Tech girls will participate in the Women's STEM Roundup on Feb 22 (see info below)
FIRST Lego Robotics Teams - Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming have formed all girl robotic teams for girls ages 9-14. Limited space is remaining on the teams in Bozeman, Butte and Great Falls. Please contact JuDee O'Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18 if you are interested in being a member of a robotics team in these communities.
Oct. 12, 2013 Bozeman. Girl Scout Badge day at MSU's College of Engineering. This event is hosted by the Women in Engineering Advisory Board and COE Dean's Office and is open to registered Girl Scouts. Please contact your troop leader for information.
Oct. 19, Billings: Amazing Race Girl Scout Style. Discover skills in orienteering and receive your own compass when you participate in this all girl program. Girls in K-3 and grades 4-5 will work as teams to navigate with a compass and use clues to find their next destination. Registration available at gsmw.org
Nov. 2 and 16, Helena: Bots and Bling - This collaboration between ExWorks and Girl Scouts of Montana & Wyoming offers an overnight science adventure at Exploration Works in Helena. Girls in grades 4-8 will learn to build and program their own robot and then create an electrified take-home craft project. Breakfast will be included.Registration available at gsmw.org
Nov. 16, Billings. Zoo Crew for girls in grades K-3. Zoo Montana is calling all animal enthusiasts to come to the zoo and meet the animal residents up close and personal and learn amazing biofacts too. Girls will also assist the zoo with a small service project. Register at gsmw.org
Nov. 16, Billings: Engineer That! for girls in grades K-5. By dreaming up creative and practical solutions, engineers are the changing the world all the time. Girl Scouts is partnering with CTA Engineers to explore what engineers do, tour their LEED office and engage in some hands-on activities. Montana Girls STEM leadership team member Allyn Harris will be conducting the tour and coordinating engineering and science-related outreach activities. If anyone has some availability to help during the activities portion of the morning, we could certainly use a few extra hands milling around and helping the girls with activities. This is a great way to get involved and help spark interest in STEM in these young ladies! If you are interested, please email Allyn at email@example.com or call her at 406-698-8563. Girls can register at gsmw.org
Dec. 3 and 10, Whitefish. Girl Scouts' Holiday Art Fusion. Dec. 3 for K-1 and Dec. 10 for Grades 2-5. Join Stumptown Art and learn the science and beauty of glass fusing. Girls will create unique holiday gifts and decorations by fusing glass. Register at gsmw.org
Dec. 14, Missoula. Girl Scouts' Holiday Art Fusion for grades K-12. Join Zootown Arts Community Center and learn the science and beauty of glass fusing. Girls will create unique holiday gifts and decorations by fusing glass. Register at gsmw.org
Feb. 22, 2014. The 3rd annual Women's STEM Round-up sponsored by ExplorationWorks and held at Carroll College. This day-long event features hands-on science, a keynote speaker, and great opportunities for girls and STEM women to interact. If you'd like to be a presenter or sponsor, please contact Amy Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Expanding Your Horizons at MSU-Bozeman. April 5, 2014. Hands-on STEM workshops for girls in grades 6, 7 and 8. For more information on becoming a sponsor or presenter, contact Nicole Soll at Nicole.email@example.com
Peaks and Potentials Camp, MSU-Bozeman. June 15-20, 2014. A week-long camp for high-ability, high-potential youth in grades 5, 6 and 7. http://eu.montana.edu/peaks