Springfield, Ohio – For the 10th consecutive year, Wittenberg’s state-of-the-art Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center will be filled with inquiring minds of girls from kindergarten to high school seniors as the university’s science departments host Girl Scout Science Night from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 26.
Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the cost is $7 per registered Girl Scout and $19 for unregistered girls (includes $12 membership fee). Financial assistance is available. The admission price includes a Girl Scout patch and a light dinner. Between 50 and 75 girls are expected to attend.
For the program, the girls will be placed into small groups and rotated through educational sessions organized and presented by faculty members in the biology, chemistry and physics departments. Wittenberg students will assist faculty members in presenting the sessions.
The program began in 2001 through the efforts of Mike Crotty, Wittenberg School of Community Education class of 2002. The father of three girls, Crotty approached members of Wittenberg’s science departments after seeing his daughters’ enthusiasm for stargazing during an open house at Weaver Observatory. The university and its science faculty agreed to the concept, and the program quickly became a reality.
With the program’s goal of interesting girls in careers in the sciences, the sessions are planned with a bit of the wow factor. Contact Rebecca Fensler at (937) 279-6534 for more information.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts