STEM Saturdays

Girlstart's STEM Saturday Workshops are thematic, hands-on workshops for 1st through 8th grade girls at the Girlstart STEM Center.

The Spring STEM Saturday Workshop dates are below. To provide more opportunities for more girls to join us for STEM Saturdays, Girlstart's January, April and May STEM Saturday workshops will welcome two groups--3rd-5th grade girls and 6th-8th grade girls—in separate activity spaces simultaneously.

Girlstart strives to make our programs as accessible as possible. To help offset the cost of workshop supplies and materials, Girlstart is offering STEM Saturday Workshops on a suggested donation basis. $10-$15 is suggested per girl. If your family cannot meet this suggestion, please contact


Saturday, January 18, 2014 - Registration closed
Stellar Structures: 3rd-5th
The North Star has always been a directional key in cultures' constellations and stories. Discover the night sky according to Native American and ancient Egyptian mythology and engineer structures specific to each society.

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - Registration closed
Kickin’ It: 6th-8th
How far can you kick a ping pong ball? The challenge is you can’t use your foot! Construct a motorized spinning arm to sail a ping pong ball across the room and then design a game using your new invention.

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - Registration closed
Feathered Friends
1st-2nd with parents
Join us as we uncover the secret world of birds! From bird beaks to feathers discover the differences that makes each species unique and design a bird feeder to take home.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Registration closed
Junior Vets
3rd-5th & 6th-8th
Examine the secrets vets use to help furry friends. You're the junior doctor in Girlstart's Animal Clinic.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - Registration closed
Treetop Adventures
3rd-5th & 6th-8th 
Treehouses have been used to create exciting adventures for all ages! Get creative and have fun as you engineer a sturdy treehouse prototype that will protect you from the elements.