Media Contact: Claire LaBeaux
Philadelphia, Penn. – SciStarter and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are teaming up to encourage girls to pursue citizen science activities and exploration with new programming in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Girl Scouts of the USA has launched a new “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” series developed specifically to draw girls into the excitement of authentic scientific discovery through a new, customized Girl Scouts portal on SciStarter.
“Girl Scouts is thrilled to collaborate with SciStarter on new citizen science programming, which will allow girls around the country to substantively contribute to and impact research that professional scientists are conducting,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo.
Arie Goodman is a troop leader from the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Council who is working on a project in the Citizen Science series. She said, “Perhaps the best aspect of the journey is the notion that we are helping real scientists solve real life problems, that the experiment we conducted in our hometown park could be used to help scientists make the world a better place.”
One of the fourth graders in the troop, Jaiden Miller, shared her excitement about the project: “The Citizen Scientist Journey was awesome! It was fun doing the project outside and working with nature e...