GAMES is a unique program from the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History designed to encourage interest and excitement about science in 4th and 5th grade girls. Girls come to the museum after school once a week for six-weeks. They visit scientists where they work and participate in authentic science experiences. The program culminates with a family visit to the museum. Transportation, snacks and a scientific toolkit are provided free of charge. Girls attend as a cohort from a single elementary school - all registration occurs through the schools.
MORE GAMES is a week long summer program for 6th and 7th grade girls that includes scientist visits, behind the scenes at the museum tours, a day in the field with a scientist, and the opportunity to create an exhibit on the week's discoveries in the museum's BioLounge. Bus passes, lunch and a scientific toolkit are provided free of charge. Registration will open in May for individuals. Preference will be given to girls who qualify for free and reduced lunch at school.
PROGRAM FOCUS: Diversity, Informal education and outreach. DISCIPLINES: Biology, Environmental science, Geosciences, Interdisciplinary. EDUCATION CONTEXT: PK-12