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20February

WeatherFest 2014

Hurricanes, rainbows, wind and more at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and Girlstart's WeatherFest Extravaganza. Discover the exciting and sometimes scary world of Mother Nature Saturday, March 8th from 10am-3pm at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. There will be a special screenings of Tornado Alley 3DHurricane on the Bayou, and Wild Texas Weather. in the IMAX Theatre. Don't miss an event the whole family will enjoy!

Saturday, March 8th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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20February

Donor Spotlight

Boeing

This week, Girlstart is proud to recognize and thank one of our amazing corporate partners, Boeing. If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, chances are it was made by Boeing… but that’s not all they do! Boeing also makes helicopters, rockets, satellites, and much more, so they know how important STEM is. And, their support has helped us bring Girlstart After School to 1000 girls this year!

Andrea Gilkey, Boeing Systems Engineer, oversees human factors testing for the Boeing CST-100 to determine the optimal reach to the console for the astronaut crew. (Boeing photo) 

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03February

Out Of This World Facts

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos! What catchy phrase do you use to remember the order of the planets? Use these fascinating facts to help your create your own unique memory device. RSVP for Starry Nights this Thursday, Feb 6th today!

Photo credit: http://paleopix.com/blog/2013/03/03/beware-of-movies-other-planets-other-worlds/

The Romans called the Sun Sol, which in English means sun. In ancient Greece, the sun was called Helios.
Source: http://www.kidsastronomy.com/our_sun.htm

Mercury has no atmosphere around it to protect it from the Sun or to retain any heat when it rotates on its axis.
Source: http://www.planetsforkids.org/planet-mercury.html

Venus rotates counter-clockwise.
Source: http://space-facts.com/venus/

Earth is the only planet whose English name does not derive from Greek/Roman mythology. The name derives from Old English and Germanic.
Source: http://nineplanets.org/earth.html

Mars’ seasons are twice as long as those on Earth because it takes Mars 687 days to orbit the sun, twice as long as Earth’s 365-day journey.
Source: http://facts.randomhistory.com/2008/12/22_mars.html

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.
Source: http://www.makemegenius.com/cool-facts/solar-system-planets-space-100-interesting-facts

Saturn is the least dense planet in the Solar System. It has a density less than water, so it would float!
Source: http://solarsystemfacts.net/saturn-facts.html

William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781, making Uranus the first planet discovered in modern history.
Source: http://solarsystemfacts.net/uranus-facts.html

Neptune was the first planet to get its existence predicted by mathematical calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope.
Source: http://www.space.com/41-neptune-the-other-blue-planet-in-our-solar-system.html

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30January

5 Unique Beaks of the Bird World

To discover more about birds' beaks register today for Girlstart's Feathered Friends STEM Saturday Workshop designed specially for 1st-2nd grade girls and a parent. Click here to register!

Hyacinth Macaw
Flickr - Photo credit: Rusty Clark
http://srsddn.hubpages.com/hub/Beautiful-Birds-Beaks#

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