Green Girls in STEM Program

Green Girls in STEM career exploration program

Women have made great strides in the workforce over the past 50 years but are still underrepresented in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). In response, the Civic Garden Center created “Green Girls in STEM” – an immersive hands-on program for young women in high school to explore STEM careers, sustainability, and leadership development. Green Girls in STEM provides experiences that leave students feeling more connected to nature, their communities, and the wider world.

Are you a high school girl looking for experiences to help you figure out what career 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? If so, join us for programming to explore careers, technologies and design processes related to environmental challenges our region is facing.

Throughout the year-long program, 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. *Note – these will be in a virtual format for the time being

Who should apply: Young women Green Girls in STEM nature explorationin 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: While our programming is typically in-person beginning with a summer camp the first week of June, we have migrated to a virtual format due to COVID-19. Participants met weekly throughout the summer of 2020 and will continue to meet once monthly throughout the school year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis based on availability of group participants.

Green Girls in STEM water quality testingCost: Due to COVID-19, the program fee will be waived this year

To apply: Please complete a short application using our online form. A permission form must also be submitted and can be found here.

Questions? Contact the Program Coordinator, Kylie Johnson at or call 513-221-0981.

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DEADLINE to apply: Applications accepted on a rolling basis for the 2020-21 school year.

The Civic Garden Center Green Girls in STEM program is a proud partner of the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC).