It’s back-to-school time again! And for thousands of kids and teens across western Washington, that means it’s back to science class … even if it’s not everyone’s favorite subject.
This is especially true for girls: only 14% of girls say they want to become scientists.
But this year, fourth and fifth graders in the Edmonds School District will be using something new to explore science, technology, engineering and math: special STEM Kits created by Gold Award Girl Scout Jessica Dyck.
“Science has always just clicked for me,” says Jessica. “I’ve always loved puzzles and how things work together, and I wanted to find a way to share my love of science with others. I wanted to help students understand the magic behind science.”
The first remarkable thing you need to know about Natalie Ramsey is that she is committed. She’s committed to her school, her family, athletics and her community.
The second thing you need to know is she’s busy. If she’s not off at a soccer game or track meet, she’s doing something with her church youth group, tutoring someone in math or is involved in official National Honor Society business.
The third thing is that, no matter how busy she may be, Natalie is, and always has been, a true Girl Scout. Read more
This week we’re delighted to welcome a special guest blogger – one of our girls! Do you have a story you’d like to share? Email Lily if you’d like to be a guest blogger or if you have a tale to tell! With that, we’ll turn the reins over to Shaheerah to recount an incredible trip she took last month:
I’m Shaheerah, my friend Sophie and I were the two girls that were selected from Washington State to be a part of this spectacular event, the Girls’ World Forum. Read more