Green Girls in STEM Program Now Accepting Applications for 2017-18 Program

Are you a high school girl looking for experiences to help you figure out what career or education path you will enjoy? Are you fascinated by how things work (in nature or of human design)? Are you interested in learning about environmental issues and how you can make a difference?

Join us at the Civic Garden Center for a hands-on program to explore careers, technologies and design processes related to environmental challenges our region is facing. A group of up to 25 young women from across the region will be chosen to participate in the Green Girls in STEM program for the 2017-18 school year. Throughout the school year, participants will be engaged by:

  • Ongoing contact from the Project Manager, for both personal encouragement and to aid in finding opportunities to share the information learned with participants’ larger school communities.
  • Ongoing contact with a female mentor(s) in a STEM related career.
  • Participation in “lunch and learn” sessions throughout the year and an action project

Students will work alongside educators and STEM* professionals to engineer solutions to composting, food production, stormwater management and water quality problems. Field trip excursions include trips to local natural areas, labs, businesses, and community gardens.

Who should apply: Young women in grades 9-12 for the 2017-18 school year. Applicants should be creative thinkers and willing to work collaboratively with others. No engineering experience is necessary, just an interest in the environment and designing, testing, and redesigning products and processes. 

Dates: Sessions from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm June 5-9th, 2017. Bi-monthly meetings throughout the school year. Plan on attending all sessions if you are accepted into the program.

Cost: $100 program fee to cover materials. Lunch will be provided the final day of the program. *Financial aid is available for students who would like to request it.

To apply, please complete a short application (you can print a PDF or use our online form).

The electronic application can be submitted online. If you print the pdf, please mail, fax or email your application to us at:
Fax: 513.221.0961
Mail: 2715 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45206

Email: kjohnson@civicgardencenter.org

DEADLINE to apply: Applications accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early registration is recommended to ensure a spot in the program.

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