Green Girls in STEM Program Now Accepting Applications for 2020-21 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 2020-21 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.

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 2020-21 school year. Applicants should be creative thinkers and willing to work collaboratively with others. No experience is necessary, just an interest in STEM, the environment, and leadership development.

Dates: Summer Camp: Sessions from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm June 1-5th, 2020. School Year: Meetings will be scheduled every other month starting in September on Saturdays or occasionally after school and will be determined by participant’s schedules. Plan on attending all sessions if you are accepted into the program.

Cost: $100 program fee to cover materials. *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


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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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