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Exploring the Effects of Oil Spills

This week the Trinity Girlstart Club learned about many of the devastating effects that can be caused by an oil spill! We took a look at what it is like to be an environmental scientist by exploring several methods of cleaning up oil slicks in the ocean.  We also investigated a few of the negative effects that an oil spill can have on wildlife.

Posted in After School Blog, STEM, Girlstart


SXSW.edu panel on STEM Education for Girls

As part of the new SXSW.edu program – a two-day series of panels on education and technology hosted by the Texas Education Agency and South by Southwest – Girlstart Executive Director Tamara Hudgins will participate in a panel specifically geared to addressing issues around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for girls.

Posted in Press Releases, STEM, Girlstart, women in STEM


Make Your Own Lip Gloss

Check out Katelyn on We Are Austin (Keye) at 4pm. She’ll talk about Girls In STEM Conference and make lip gloss! Here’s the recipe to make it at home:

Posted in STEM, Girlstart


Zavala Explorers

This week the ladies of Zavala Elementary explored soil and its characteristics. 5 different types of soil were closely examined by observing and recording its texture, color, and shape. I asked each girl to share something unique they discovered throughout the experiment and collectively we created a result chart. The chart illustrated the differences found among the common sediment or as one girl interpreted, “it’s all soil from the earth but comes in different colors, like people”.

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