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STEM Exploration Day - Treasure Valley

Saturday April 14, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

South Junior High 3101 Cassia St. Boise, ID 83705

Girl Scouts, Brownie (2nd grade) and older are invited to an afternoon of STEMtastic fun! Participants will be able to visit over 20 booths hosted by community organizations with fun hands-on activities or demonstrations. Girls will receive a draw-string backpack from TO Engineers, and the 2018 STEM Day patch.

Cost: $5 per girl, attending guardian is free. Girls are invited to bring a friend to share their Girl Scout experience with (girls 2nd-12th grade, cost for friend $5)

Booth Hosts Include: STEMBus USA, Boise WaterShed, HP Young Employee Network, Transportation YOU, IDEQ, Aquarium of Boise, Boise Public Library, Boise Astronomical Society, Society of Women Engineers and more!

Registration closes on Monday, April 9 at 4 pm. Cookie Dough can be used for this event (paper registration is available at Girl Scout HQ. CD and registration must be turned in before registration deadline.)

STEM Day Activities

Meet the Professional: Learn what it is like to work as an engineer or scientist. There will be two professionals per half hour who will tell their story and answer your questions. They will talk about topics like: how they started in their profession, why they chose it, what education and training they needed, what they do on a typical day, what they like the most and the least about their profession, what college was like, and how they handled tough classes. Hear real stories from real engineers and scientists who live and work in Idaho.

Aquarium of Boise: Sharks and Rays- Discover the unique sensory systems of sharks and what you might have in common with these amazing predators of the sea.

Boise Astronomical Society: Will have Solar Viewing & Astronomy Information!

Boise WaterShed: H2O Olympics- Explore properties of water with several water challenges.

Boise State Sage Scholars: Robotics Sensor & Simple Machine Demonstrations- Boise State students will be demonstrating five sensors of robots: Acceleration, Touch, Temperature, Distance, and Light. There will also be a demonstration about simple machines. Both tie in with the new Brownie Robotics badges!

Bureau of Land Management: Sammy's Quest to Save the West - Sagebrush Ecosystem

Bureau of Land Management Fire & Aviation: Fire Triangle & Fire Behavior Activities, including matchstick, matchstick forest and candle experiments!

Challenge Island Idaho: Pyramid Peak- Student will create ancient pyramids using marshmallows and toothpicks! Be sure to create a supportive structure to protect the ancient mummies!

Clearwater Analytics: TBA

Discovery Center of Idaho: TBA

Engineering For Kids: Marshmallow Bridges & Makey Makey- Come explore a variety of STEM-tastic activities such as the flow of electricity and marshmallow bridges.

FIRST Robotics Chickadees: Will be showcasing their robot!

GSSSC STEM: Try your hand at programming a Finch Robot and testing out Cubelet configurations!

GSSSC STEM Photo Booth: Get your “STEM” on and take a picture with fun props and costumes.

HP Young Employee Network: Squishy Circuits uses conductive and insulating play dough to teach the basics of electrical circuits in a fun, hands-on way.

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality: Ground water demonstrations (ground water flow model, mock well, and water quality) Demo (maybe hands-on activity) of how inversions develop.

Northwest Nazarene University Society of Women Engineers (NNU SWE): Snap Circuits- Create your own science experiment by piecing together circuitry to make radios, lights, speakers and more! Come learn about engineering, electricity, and how to have fun with science!

One Stone: Classic Propeller- Students will be given pieces to assemble propeller and given some information on how it works.

Reuseum: Bristlebots- Build and race Super Bristle Bots!

Southwestern Idaho Electrical JATC: Windmill Generator Lab- Construct your own small windmill generator.

STEMBus USA: From video-game programming and robotics to biotech, virtual reality and circuitry activities and exhibits, our STEMbus programs feature the latest technology, helping to make STEM learning fun for all students.

STEMstitute: Center of Gravity- Girls will each be given a stick and Playdoh to experiment how to determine the center of gravity of an object. They will then be asked to apply what they learned about center of gravity to the movements associated with some of their favorite sports/activities.

The Art and Science of Flying: STEM Through the Lens of Aviation- Aviation themed information, including applications for Aviation Career Exploration Academy summer camp. We will have a simple, homemade wind tunnel demonstrating airflow over a wing, and will help participants make and fly tumblewings.

University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development: Binary Bracelets- Each participant will learn basic binary code by creating a bracelet to spell out her name.

US Geological Survey: Monitoring America’s Water Resources- The U.S. Geological Survey maintains a nationwide network of water monitoring sites to help people plan for irrigation and recreation and to protect lives and property against floods. How does the USGS know how much water is where? Find out with hands-on activities that will show you what it's like to be a hydrologist.

Women Innovators (W.IN) with the HP Women Impact Network: Jewelry making (necklace, bracelets, key chains) using parts and pieces from everyday technology. Come away with a new piece of jewelry that puts a physical touch to the world of STEM.

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