Girls Explore Math and Science at HMNS – THIS SATURDAY!

February 17, 2010

The Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) event is THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20!

The event will take place in the Houston Museum of Natural Science exhibit halls, grand hall and even include a few special events for participants!

For several years the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council have joined together to put on this fun event at the Museum. We’ve invited girl scouts to host booths highlighting their favorite science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts through cool hands-on activities and displays as well as community groups and organizations who will be on hand to talk with girls and families about cool careers in fields relating to math and science! Among these groups are the Houston Zoo, The John C. Freeman Weather MuseumThe Downtown AquariumRice University, The Society of Women Engineers and many more!

When you arrive at GEMS check in with us in the grand hall across from the box office to pick up your GEMS passport, patches and buttons — then go explore the booths! You’ll learn about probability, math in designs, knot tying and much more.

Don’t forget we have a special guest speaker who is a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient who now works as an engineer – be sure to arrive at GEMS before 9:30 a.m. to get your seat in the IMAX theater and hear all about her experiences and why she loves science and math!

GEMS participants will also get the opportunity to explore energy with Carolyn during her Exploring Energy Presentation at 10:45 a.m. The Museum’s Ecoteens (teen volunteers) will even be stationed around in the exhibit halls doing touch cart demonstrations – but don’t expect them to answer your scavenger hunt questions… you’ll have to use the clues to finish that hunt yourself.

Can’t wait to see you Saturday!

Authored By Allison Kellogg

After volunteering at HMNS since 1993, Allison joined HMNS full time in 2003. Her current job responsibilities include curating the education collections and keeping the summer camp classrooms stocked with materials, facilitating Education special events, and coordinating the Museum's overnight program. In her "spare time" she volunteers with the Junior League of Houston and spends her time in artistic pursuits.

One response to “Girls Explore Math and Science at HMNS – THIS SATURDAY!”

  1. Alison Hall says:

    We are looking forward to GEMS. This is not only our first time to attend GEMS, it is also our first time to participate. Thank you for allowing our girls this opportunity.

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