Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

January 2017

The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project (PNWGCP) brings together

organizations committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in

science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Pacific Northwest Featured Event
Science Action Club: Environmental Science Program for Afterschool 
Seattle, WA 
February 25, 2017   
The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project is excited to present an engaging, hands-on STEM curriculum opportunity FREE to YOU! 

What is Science Action Club?
Science Action Club is a high-impact science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program for youth grades 5-8 in out-of-school time. Through hands-on games and projects, youth in Science Action Club investigate their local environment and use citizen science to document discoveries, share data, and design strategies to protect our planet. Science Action Club is a national science project that allows participating youth to connect and share with other kids and scientists from across the country.

When and where is the training?
February 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA.
Selected Activity Leaders will participate in this full-day training and receive a kit to implement with 20+ youth. Contact  Casi Herrera for more information. 

What is the curriculum?
Participating programs will be trained to implement 12 one-hour club activities from the  Birds in Your Schoolyard curriculum. The curriculum training is accompanied by a guidebook and a kit to serve 20+ youth. Each kit, valued at over $500, contains tools and supplies for up to 20 youth.

Who can participate?
Afterschool providers, libraries, science centers, museums, and camps - any providers serving youth in grades 5-8 in an informal setting
Apply Now

Please contact Casi Herrera with any questions.
Events and Opportunities
Girls Rock Math - Summer Camp Registration
January 10, 2017 
Western Washington
Girls Rock Math Summer Camp Registration opens on January 10, 2017. Find more information about the upcoming summer series by visiting: 

ProjectCSGirls Middle School Competition
February 15, 2017
Various Locations
ProjectCSGirls has announced the 2017 Competition for Middle School Girls. They are looking for powerful and innovative thinkers to participate in the nation's largest computer science competition. The deadline to register is February 15, 2017. For more information and to register visit:

Women Fly 2017
March 23-24, 2017
Seattle, WA
Women Fly is The Museum of Flight's annual event for youth interested in aviation, aerospace, and STEM futures. Participants are invited to a day of motivational and career-oriented activities that will allow them to meet and learn from professional women working in a variety of STEM careers.

Girls Scouts of Alaska Women of Science and Technology Day
Various Dates
Various Locations 
Women of Science and Technology Day allows girls to experience science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects through fun, hands-on workshops led by women working in STEM careers. To find an event near you, visit:
FabFems Spotlight and Other Mentoring Opportunities
FabFems are enthusiastic about the science and technology work they do and want to inspire our future generations. Encourage girls to visit FabFems to search profiles, connect with role models, and find resources on career pathways. 'Like' us on  Facebook , 'follow' our  Twitter  feed, and help fill our boards on  Pinterest.

Alice Appleton
Meet  Alice Appleton She  grew up with an strong interest in math and history. She gave up on math in college because she didn't like the way it was taught: a professor lecturing straight from a textbook with no group-based problem solving or discussion.  She was a history major and loved learning how to research, analyze, and communicate her arguments through writing. She took those skills to renewable energy consulting, then went to the University of Michigan where she got her MBA and stumbled upon Microsoft as a challenging, exciting place to work. Because of her curiosity  and love of learning, she surprised herself by gaining an understanding and a passion for technology.  Connect with Alice today!

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If you are a role model, submit a profile on to show girls what you do and what you are passionate about.

National Mentoring Month Webinar: Utilizing Mentorship to Empower Girls in STEM
January 31, 2017; 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern)
NGCP is celebrating National Mentoring Month by highlighting the importance of role models and mentors in empowering girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers.
During this one hour webinar we will discuss exemplary practices with Techbridge, learn of SciGirls resources around mentorship, and hear from FabFems about their experiences mentoring young girls. Participants will discuss methods for promoting mentoring that works to inspire girls to pursue STEM.
Pacific Northwest in The Connectory
Recycled Engineering: The Cardboard Challenge
Cardboard may seem like something your orders are simply shipped in and then gets recycled, but in this workshop, cardboard is seen in a whole new way! In this workshop, celebrate your creativity and put your imagination and engineering skills to work using recycled materials. You will be creating your own cardboard arcade games by sharing your ideas and concepts with your team and collaborating to help one another.  On our last day, we will have an Open Arcade for guests to come and try out our games! It will be fun, messy, and cardboardy! 

Thanks to our partnership with VolunteerMatch, you can use The Connectory to search volunteer listings and put your STEM skills to use as a mentor. By working with The Connectory and VolunteerMatch, you can help empower the next generation of innovators. 

Join The Connectory to collaborate with other STEM program providers and promote your STEM opportunities to families. Follow the steps below to a dd your programs and opportunities:
  1. Join: Make an account profile 
  2. Create: Add your organization/program 
  3. Add: Enter all your time-bound STEM opportunities for families
  4. Approval: Your organization/program and opportunities will be approved and published on the site
  5. Discover: Search for other programs providers to connect with

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The National Girls Collaborative Project™ is partially funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, GSE/EXT: National Girls Collaborative Project: Building the Capacity of STEM Practitioners to Develop a Diverse Workforce, Grant No. HRD-1103073


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