NASA’s Ames Research Center and Girls Scouts of Northern California to Host Girl Scout Destination in July 2010

Girl Scouts of Northern California, in collaboration with NASA’s Ames Research Center, is hosting a Girl Scout Destination in the San Francisco Bay area, July 22-Aug. 1, 2010. This dynamic program is designed to excite girls and inspire them toward stewardship and innovation in all they do.

“The Future is Green” is a marriage of the Girls Go Tech and Green by Nature initiatives. This cutting-edge adventure will offer girls the opportunity to explore how green technology in astronomy, environment and robotics can help save Earth.

Astronomy participants will learn about the night sky, technology used to explore the universe, and how astronomers have become instrumental in research regarding global climate change and space debris. Robotics participants will explore the importance of robots in exploration, health care and helping to make the world “green.” The girls will then design, build and program their own robot to meet certain challenges. Environment participants will explore the eco-challenges and successes of the San Francisco Bay.

Field trips for all participants include NASA’s Ames Research Center, Monterey Bay Aquarium and behind the scenes at the California Academy of Sciences.

This opportunity is open to girls ages 13-18. Participants must at least be entering the 9th grade at the time of the event. All girls are welcome, and participants do not need to be Girl Scouts to apply. Applications are due Feb. 28, 2010.

For a complete description of the event, costs and application procedures, visit http://www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations/event_details.asp?eventid=523

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