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Environment / Sustainability

Fathers and Daughters Day at the ELC

October 26, 2011

On Saturday, October 29, dads and daughters can learn about the accomplishments of women in the field of environmental sciences and what studies lend themselves to this interdisciplinary vocation. The program is offered each year by the Environmental Learning Center.

Girls age 9 to 12 and their dads will learn about women in the field of environmental sciences and their accomplishments.Saturday, October 29
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Environmental Learning Center
East Drake site
 

The Environmental Learning Center's annual Fathers and Daughters day will take place on Saturday, October 29 at our East Drake site.

For girls nine-twelve

Research shows that girls’ interest and achievement in science is directly related to their fathers’ support. This program is for fathers (and father figures) and daughters ages 9-12.

Come learn about the natural sciences and science-related career possibilities through hands-on activities.  Lunch provided.

  • Free for Environmental Learning Center members and GASP! girls*
  • $10 per pair for non-members
  • Registration link

* Girls Advancing Scientific Progress  

GASP! participants

Parents of GASP! girls can choose the “Free for ELC members” option on the registration form and indicate that:

  • They heard about the program from GASP!
  • Their daughter is a current participant

GASP! is an ELC program that encourages 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls to engage in science. Currently, the program is in its third year and includes a weekly after-school program at Laurel, Linton, and Harris Elementary schools.

Every week, female ELC staff design unique science lesson plans, which are delivered to each school. The program is free and the ELC even provides snacks and transportation for a couple of the schools. What is most exciting is that the program also takes place in Kenya, Cape Verde, and Panama with help from previous ELC staff who currently live there and other friends of the ELC.


Contact: Nicole Stafford
E-mail: elc@cnr.colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-1661