The 2014 All-Girls Science Club will focus on the science of health. The club offers plenty of hands-on science experiments and fun activities relating to anatomy, epidemiology, occupational therapy, nutrition, blood typing, sports medicine and community health education. As well, interesting guests will speak about their careers in science.
Girls in grades 5-7 can register for the eight bi-weekly Saturday morning sessions at Yukon College, from late January to May.
“Research has shown that North American girls fall behind in science education not because of a lack of interest, but a lack of exposure,” said Lori LaRochelle, Science Adventures at Yukon College. “This program helps the girls to feel more capable and more welcome in the world of science, technology, engineering and math.”
The fee for the entire program is $150 and some bursaries are available. There are only 20 spaces in this program and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Full details and registration forms are available here.