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30June

Summer Camp 2014

Thank you June Volunteers!

June kicked off the start of Girlstart Summer Camps! With each new week of camp not only comes new girls but a helpful group of high school volunteers.

june week 1 volunteers

Some of our high school volunteers were past Girlstart participants and others were new faces to Girlstart. We even had one volunteer join us all the way from New York City!

Posted in Summer Camp

27June

GIRLSTART ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL WOMEN IN STEM AWARD HONOREES

TO BE RECOGNIZED AT GAME CHANGERS ANNUAL LUNCHEON ON OCT. 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 27, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil West, Orange Cone Agency

512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com


GIRLSTART ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL WOMEN IN STEM AWARD HONOREES, TO BE RECOGNIZED AT GAME CHANGERS ANNUAL LUNCHEON ON OCT. 30

(AUSTIN) – Girlstart has announced the recipients of its second annual Women in STEM Awards, honoring four women who have made significant impacts in their fields and communities utilizing their STEM education. The award recipients will be honored as part of Game Changers, Girlstart’s annual luncheon event, which takes place this year on Thursday, Oct. 30 at The Westin Austin at The Domain. This year’s keynote speaker will be social entrepreneur Jessica Shortall, who built out the “One for One” strategy as TOMS’ first Director of Giving.

 
 

Posted in Press Releases

25June

Hands-On Wednesday

Frequency vs Pitch

Girlstart is less than two weeks away from our Sound Check Summer Camp and we will discover the science behind music! Here is a Hands-on Wednesday Sound Check Sneak Peek.

Materials:
3-4 Rulers; metal, plastic, wood, etc.
6-8 Plastic Water Bottles
Water

Pitch

Fill the water bottles with different amounts of water to determine which bottle creates the highest and lowest pitch. Pitch is related to the degree of highness or lowness of a tone. Did the water bottle with the highest pitch have the most or least water?

Posted in STEM Hands On, Summer Camp

24June

Animal World Guest Speaker

Thank you Dr. Owen!

The past two weeks, Dr. Pamela Owen of the Texas Memorial Museum talked to the Girlstart campers about the evolutionary history of whales and their many adaptations to living in water. She explained how we can trace their developmental history by examining fossils – based on fossil evidence we know that ancient whales lived partially on land, had legs, and had nostrils at the end of their noses (rather than blowholes on top of their heads).



Posted in Summer Camp

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