With summer officially underway, girls across Central New York are invited to take part in a new summer program with a concentration on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, (STEAM).
Girls in grades 4 through 7 are eligible to enroll in the summer program to inspire them in the science fields and to also find strength and confidence in themselves. The camp is partnering with Ophelia’s Place to help teach young girls to love themselves as well as the work they’re doing.
Ophelia’s place is a non-for-profit organization that focuses on helping people that struggle with eating disorders.
Baker High School Library Media Specialist Leslie Cartier said the program will take a hands-on approach, affording girls the opportunity to put the work that they learn into practice. They’ll also hear from different people within the community who work in the fields they’re learning more about.
Jessica Regitano, The Library Media Specialist at Chittenango Middle School says that reaching girls at this targeted age is a great way to encourage them to stay with their interests long after elementary and high school.
“We often see a decline with young girls being involved and even as they progress to the college level, of not being involved in the science field and STEM, so it’s really important,” Regitano said.
All students who participate in the camp will see their work come to fruition. Their work will be on display at Cafe 407 in Liverpool and available for purchase later this summer. All profits from the sales of their work will go directly to Ophelia’s Place.
Girls Engaging in Science Summer Camp runs from July 30 through August 3rd at Baker High School in Baldwinsville. The cost of camp is $85. To learn more and to register your child visit lysander.org.