Florida Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter
Advancing the Agenda in Gender Equity for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Mag Lab & The Character & Heritage Institute in
Tallahassee, FL are hosting a very special educational outreach program
June 8-26. This program focuses on character education through
the art of filmmaking, while providing a hands-on experience in
creating a documentary film. Topics include global warming, space
exploration, and conservation of resources. Classes are held 10
AM - 4 PM and the cost is $500 per student; spaces are limited.
For more information contact: info@TheCHinstitute.org
|Feature Your Program or Organization Here
your success! Want others to know about a great program you are
doing? Have you tried a model that others may benefit from?
We want to hear about it. The Florida Girls Collaborative Project
e-newsletter reaches approximately 2,000 people in the state of Florida
that care about gender equity and STEM. Submit story ideas,
pictures, successes, and other info to:
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
Scouts of West Central Florida is the lead agency for the Florida Girls
Collaborative Project. GSWCF serves 8 counties, 33,000
girls and 13,000 adults. Girl Scouts introduces girls of every
age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with activities
that are relevant to everyday life. Whether they're discovering how a
car's engine runs, becoming math whizzes, or learning about careers in
STEM fields, girls are moving forward into the future.
Free STEM Training
April 22, 1-3 PM Live, 4 PM Webcast
the Florida Girls Collaborative Project for networking and an
informative training brought to you by Techbridge from the Chabot
Science Center in Oakland, CA. For a more detailed workshop description please click here.
To register for workshop or webcast please e-mail:
Florida Mini-Grant Applications Deadline Extended!!
March 31, 2009
April 30, 2009
Incentive money (up to $1000) for girl-serving organizations to collaboratively provide STEM programming.
What are the essential elements to apply?
are not designed to supplement ongoing projects, but to enhance access,
services, and to build collaboration between programs and resources.
·At least two programs each from a different organization must collaborate on the mini-grant project.
·All programs collaborating on the mini-grant must be registered in the Program Directory.
·Projects proposed must include content from the Research Based Strategies in informal learning or evaluation and assessment.
The following webcast has been archived with helpful information on how to apply: Mini-grants
are designed to support collaboration, assessment activities, and
projects related to addressing gaps and overlaps in service, and
sharing promising practices. Mark Thielmann from Girls Inc.-Pinellas
and Maile Martinez from Reel Grrls will share inspiring stories and
outline strategies for successful partnership and program development.
Mini-grant application basics and requirements will be presented. Since
2002, the NGCP has awarded over 100 mini-grants to organizations in
California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas,
Washington, North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, and Wisconsin that
support girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
(STEM) focused programs.
To access archived webcasts:
Free FETC Virtual Conference
APRIL 23, 2009 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
award-winning producers of FETC and T.H.E. Journal invite you to
participate in a FREE virtual conference for K-12 educators and
technology staff exploring the most pressing issues related to 21st
Join your peers and industry experts as they
investigate a range of compelling topics including the Obama
administration's global workforce development agenda. Registration
is Required. To register:
Designed to Inspire: Free Activity Guides
Design Squad, and Lemelson-MIT InventTeams have teamed up to create two
new resources that will inspire a new generation of engineers and
On The Moon-
This guide contains six open-ended challenges with multiple solutions
that will develop kids creative-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Along the way, kids will learn about and consider key issues related to
living and working on the moon, while gaining insight into NASA's
history and future plans for lunar exploration. The activities are
appropriate for kids in grades 3-12 in classrooms, afterschool, and at
Invent It, Build It-
This guide (with limited printed copies available in English or
Spanish) delivers five hands-on challenges designed to spark the
inventive spirit of kids aged 9-12. These challenges bring invention to
life for kids, inspire them to think like engineers and inventors, and
illuminate how invention improves people's lives. The challenges in
both guides take about an hour, use readily available materials, give
kids many ways to succeed, and are aligned with national science and
Access the guides online in pdf format at http://www.nasa.gov or http://www.pbskids.org/designsquad/parentseducators.
NASA Education Do-It-Yourself Podcasts
Education is excited to introduce the Do-It-Yourself Podcast activity
in the For Educators section of NASA.gov. Students can preview and
download audio and video clips of astronauts performing work in space
and on the ground. They can then use these clips to build their own
podcast or similar audio/video project.
National Middle School Association Free Spring Webinars
March 31, 2009, 3:30 PM
FunWorks: Inspiring Students to Pursue Math and Science Careers!
FunWorks is a digital resource library designed to encourage middle
school students to explore math and science careers by showing how
these subjects have real-world connections.
April 7, 2009, 3:30 PM
Getting to the Good Stuff: Online Resources for Middle School Math and Science
webinar will explore the National Science Digital Library and the
Middle School Portal Math and Science Pathways to help teachers find
valuable materials on the Internet.
For more information and to register for either free webinar: click here
||STEM Summer Programs
Thinking about summer? A new search feature in the NGCP
Program Directory allows you to search for programs with summer
offerings. This feature is especially useful for educators and
parents looking for STEM summer programs.
Have you registered your summer programs?
delay-you can still partner with another listed organization and apply
for mini-grant funding that will be available just in time for summer!
The Florida Girls Collaborative Project is a collaborative effort
funded through the National Girls Collaborative Project and the
National Science Foundation. Partners of the National Girls
Collaborative Project are featured above. Agencies involved in
the leadeship of the Florida Collaborative include Girl Scouts of West
Central Florida, Girls Inc. of Pinellas, University of Central Florida
and the Women's Research Center, AAUW, and Girl Scouts of Apalachee
Bend. To learn more about the National Girls Collaborative
Project or to contact one of the above agencies click here.