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Girls-Only Exhibit Design at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo

 Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo expanded its existing STEM programming to create a girls-only Zoo Exhibit Design course which incorporated STEM learning principles thanks to a Girls RISEnet mini-grant.  This hands-on course explored the intricacies of caring for wildlife in a captive setting while also considering factors such as visitor experience, animal needs, and impact on species conservation.  This course taught STEM through design and introduced participants to women working in STEM careers.  A group of 21 girls from 6-8th grade participated in this course, which was held on-site at the Bronx Zoo over a two-day period in March 2013. 

The girls broke into groups to build their own exhibit models reflecting what they had learned and presented them to the rest of the students.  The girls presented their design, including the environmental, species-specific, and engineering considerations behind it.  This program was really effective and the girls had a great time.

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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ...Read More

Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences