2020 Stream Girls: CANCELLED
6th-8th Grade Girls Only
Blandford Nature Center, Trout Unlimited’s Great Lakes Program (TU), and the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW) are excited to once again offer STREAM Girls, a watershed-based education program for middle school girls. The program employs STEM education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local watershed. During the program, girls assess a community stream, sample macroinvertebrates, journal and sketch their experiences, tie a fishing fly, and learn to cast a fly rod, ultimately providing the girls with an introduction to STEM in a fun, meaningful, and supportive way. The program instills in participants an interest in science and a confidence in STEM-related learning while also connecting them to their community’s watershed. Through STREAM Girls, Blandford, TU, and LGROW hope to foster young women who are more interested in science and math and are mindful stewards of their community’s water resources. STREAM Girls takes place from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Thursday at Blandford Nature Center. Friday’s program will take place from 9 am to 1 pm at Pickerel Lake Park in Cannonsburg, Michigan. Campers’ families are responsible for transportation to and from the park on Friday, but we may be able to assist with arranging carpools.
*PLEASE NOTE – We hope to offer this experience to as many girls in the West Michigan area as possible. Therefore, if your child has participated in STREAM Girls at Blandford before, we ask that you not register until we are certain that all new participants can be accommodated. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will place you on a waitlist and will offer your child a spot in the event that camp does not fill with new participants.
$160 per participant Scholarships are available! To apply for a scholarship, please email us at email@example.com and let us know how your daughter would benefit from a scholarship to a week of STREAM Girls.