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For Girls in Grades 4 – 6

2018 Girls’ Science Adventures Workshops: Six Saturdays This Winter!

9 a.m. – Noon

Get your daughter pumped up about science during our series of Saturday workshops! Girls visit the University laboratories where the scientists do their research and experience the scientific process while doing hands-on activities in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and more.

2018 Girls' Science Adventures Workshops

For our first science adventure, girls will put on their lab coats and detective hats to solve a mystery. Forensic science is the application of different scientific fields to examine evidence of a crime and adventurers will get to use chromatography, fingerprint analysis, and more to work out the mystery as a team.

Members of the UO Society of Physics Students will facilitate a morning of science fun! Activities will include circuits, light, and rocketry.

For this Science Adventure Day, girls will be paleontologists for a day and explore how fossils are formed. Girls will then go to the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History to learn all about ecology and adaptations. They will investigate ecosystems and learn how plants and animals adapt to changing environments.

Members of the UO Association of Women in Mathematics lead us in math morning! Go beyond arithmetic and algebra to see how math can help us understand games, puzzles, codes, and shapes.

Ever wonder how rocks form? What makes up the different rocks? How does water move through the ground? Students will explore the answers to these questions as they discover various types of rocks and minerals, form their own crayon rocks, and explore what causes landslides.

Get ready for a personalized planetarium experience with Eugene Science Center’s Planetarium Director Haley Sharp. Our planetarium adventure will include hands-on activities which demonstrate Earth and Space science concepts. This workshop features a very special visit by NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence. Families of girls are invited to join us from 11:00 a.m. to noon for a Q&A session with Astronaut Lawrence.

Girls’ Science Adventures is run in partnership with the University of Oregon Women in Graduate Sciences.

Cost:  $20 per workshop; $15 per workshop for members. (Register for all six workshops and receive $10 off).

Financial Assistance: Partial and full scholarships (including transportation assistance) are available for those with demonstrated financial need. Contact [email protected] or call 541-682-7892 for more information on scholarships.

Pick up and drop off for each program will be at a location on the University of Oregon campus or at Eugene Science Center. Check your confirmation letter for details after you register.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made at least three days prior to the start of a program are eligible for a full refund or credit, minus a $5 cancellation fee. Cancellations after that are eligible for a 50% refund or credit. No refund or credit will be given if a cancellation is made on the day of the program or later.


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