PNWGCP Collaboration Forum - Exploring Strategies and Opportunities for Girls in STEM

We invite you to this half-day event full of inspiring panels and thought-provoking sessions hosted jointly by the Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project and Woodland Park Zoo.
 
Join us at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle on September 18, 2017 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm as we explore strategies for engaging girls and underserved youth in STEM, learn about local and regional opportunities, share resources, and connect with community partners.
 
Whether you are an afterschool program provider, guidance counselor, business partner, technical professional, K-12 teacher, or representatives from professional organization, you are invited to come and connect with others inspired by empowering girls with high quality STEM experiences. 
 
This event will include: lunch, networking, resource sharing opportunities, a plenary session featuring Guest Speaker Caroline King from Washington STEM, breakout professional development opportunities, and two panels: 1) A Girls Perspective: Girl Panel and 2) Women in STEM: Celebrating Successes. 
 
Register today to join our community for this inspiring and engaging event!
 
Caroline King - Guest Speaker
We are proud to introduce Caroline King as our Guest Speaker for our Collaboration Forum event. Caroline is the CEO of Washington STEM. She leads Washington STEM’s program, policy, and partnerships efforts to advance equity, excellence, and innovation in STEM innovation. She has devoted her career to advancing strategies that allow young people to access economic opportunity, particularly through education. Caroline began her career as a teacher at a school focused on technology and social justice in Ecuador, where her students were the first in their families to attend high school. Caroline has watched her former students graduate from high school, pursue dreams in college and the workforce, and transform their lives and communities. 
 
Jenny Pramuk - Girl Panel Moderator
We are excited to have Jenny Pramuk join us as the moderator for our Girl Panel. As a curator for the Woodland Park Zoo, Jenny manages approximately one-third of the animal areas and functions and staffing related to the day-to-day operations of the zoo. She works within and across departments to ensure that she provides optimal animal care and defines strategies that fulfill guest requirements and expectations. She also works on local conservation initiatives, aid in fundraising for animal and conservation programs, and spends time with general public sharing stories about the work she does at the zoo. 

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