The National Girls Collaborative Project brings together providers of informal science programs geared toward girls. Projects range from a science and art club for 8 first grade girls to programs involving thousands upon thousands of Girl Scouts. These programs provide role models, mentors, fun places to be social, alternative television shows and computer games, and opportunities for girls to be caretakers of their communities or the earth.
April 25 - 27, running into the USA Science and Engineering Festival, the NGCP will be holding a conference in Washington, DC. At the conference, leaders of programs for girls will learn more about resources, practices, evaluation, engineering programs, and more. In honor of that fact, I wrote a blog post about inspiring girls in science for the Tumblehome Learning website.