STREAM Girls 2021 (7th & 8th Grade)
Blandford Nature Center, the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW), and Trout Unlimited’s Great Lakes Program (TU) are excited to once again offer STREAM Girls, a watershed-based education program for girls entering grades 5-8 in the fall. 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.
The STREAM Girls program for girls entering 7th and 8th Grades next year takes place from 1 pm to 4 pm, Monday through Thursday at Blandford Nature Center. Friday’s program will take place from 1 pm to 4 pm at Pickerel Lake Park in Cannonsburg, Michigan (northeast of Grand Rapids). Campers’ families are responsible for transportation to and from Pickerel Lake Park on Friday. Campers are not required to attend on Friday and will still be considered to have completed the curriculum if they cannot attend on Friday.
Scholarships are available! Due to a generous grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, we are able to offer this program at a very low cost. Scholarships for free attendance are also available. To apply for a scholarship, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how your daughter would benefit from a scholarship to a week of STREAM Girls.
Please Note: This program will take place outdoors or in a large indoor space with social distancing in place. In the event of severe weather, this program may be cancelled. All participants are required to wear masks for the duration of the program and will be expected to stay socially distanced as much as possible.
COVID-19 Information: In accordance with current CDC guidelines and State of Michigan COVID regulations, Blandford Nature Center requires all staff, visitors, and program participants ages 2 and up to wear masks while inside all buildings and for the duration of all programs both inside and outside. If you or someone you are registering for a program cannot medically tolerate a mask, you must contact us prior to booking a program. To contact us, please call 616-735-6240 ext. 115, or email email@example.com.