SciGirls



Welcome to South Texas SciGirls—the awesome destination for girls (ages 8-13) in South Texas who love science!

Whether it’s investigating the safety of drinking water in a rural community, engineering “green” products for their friends and family, or helping migratory animals reach their destination safely, girls are using science to reach goals, solve problems, and help others. Great things happen when girls get creative with science!

About SciGirls
SciGirls began as part of DragonflyTV’s (TPT) national outreach program, also called SciGirls. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Program for Gender Equity, SciGirls outreach empowered teachers and youth leaders to deliver hands-on science activities and career guidance to girls in their communities. 

Become a SciGirl
Do you love science? Do you live in KLRN’s viewing area? Well, now’s your chance to become a South Texas SciGirl—and share ideas, do fun experiments, and get together for special activities with other girls who also love science. It’s easy to sign up.

Have a parent/guardian download, fill out the brochure, and send back to us to register to become an official SciGirl. Download brochure.

SciGirl Experiences
SciGirl meet-ups, planned events and activities help support collaborative, tactile learning, setting girls on the “science fast track” toward improved critical thinking skills, enhanced problem solving abilities, and ultimately career success.

OVEE Screenings
Every month SciGirls can participate in an evening OVEE screening. OVEE is an online social screening platform for watching your favorite PBS and local public television programs together. Watch a one-hour long PBS STEAM-based documentary moderated by a local specialist.

Upcoming SciGirl Meet-Ups


Introduction
Activity
KLRN Studios
May 2013
Science
Activity
Mitchell Lake
Audubon Center
June 18, 2013
Technology
Activity
OVEE Screening
July 2013
Engineering
Activity
Geekdom/Artpace
August 10, 2013
Arts
Activity
The Playhouse
September 28, 2013
Math Activity
Edwards Aquifer
Authority
October 26, 2013
Day of Science
KLRN's
Robert L.B. Tobin Studio
November 2013
Culminating Event
KLRN's
Robert L.B. Tobin Studio
December 2013   


All events will require on-line reservations. Attendance may be limited to site availability. Locations of events are subject to change.

Past events have included a visit to the UT Health Science Center’s brain lab, a day of learning at St. Mary’s University Bill Greehey School of Business and a Dinosaur after Dark Camp-In at the Witte Museum. At each event, participants received official South Texas SciGirls materials as well as fun science experiments, and other science-related resources and goodies that inspire girls to continue learning about science outside the program.

Visit their interactive website at pbskids.org/scigirls/

For more information about SciGirls, please contact Jennifer Herrera at 210.270.9000, or email jherrera@klrn.org.

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