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SETI Institute and Girl Scouts Celebrate New Space Science Badges

August 14, 2018 (Mountain View, CA)—The SETI Institute and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) have come together to celebrate the release of new Girl Scout Space Science badges during the launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, the first-ever mission to “touch” the Sun.   GSUSA recently announced its release of 30 new badges for girls ages 5–18 focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (…
Girl Scouts at Pine Mountain Observatory

Fostering Leadership and Teaching STEM Skills at Girl Scouts Camp

  Girl Scout Rock!!  I’m a Lifetime Girl Scout member, I was a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout, I have partnered with Girl Scouts of Northern California for over a decade and I am the Principle Investigator of Reaching for The Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts. Yet, with all of that Girl Scout experience and history, I was still transformed.   Girl-led, learning by doing and cooperative…

Inspiring the Next Generation of Explorers – Education programs at the SETI Institute

SETI Talks are presented by the SETI Institute and SRI International. The SETI Institute is known for its world-class, cutting edge scientific research but we also have a passion as science ambassadors to inspire young STEM learners and engage the general public. Education and public outreach are part of our mission and that’s why the Center for Education is one of the three centers of the SETI…
Pine Mountain Observatory

SETI Institute to Join the Girl Scouts this Summer at Pine Mountain Observatory Camp

Ten Girl Scouts from throughout the United States will participate in an Astronomy Adventure this July. They’ll learn how to operate telescopes, participate in solar and dark sky observations, collect and analyze data, camp, and more. “This is an exceptional opportunity to embrace the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington and Pine Mountain Observatory into our scope of work,” said…
Pamela Harman with scouts

Girl Scouts Cross the Golden Gate Bridge as They Bridge from Juniors to Cadettes and Reach for the Stars

Last Saturday, 7,000 girls, both local and out of state, walked across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as they bridged from being Juniors to Cadettes. The walk was followed by a festival on Crissy Field with music, snacks, and fun activity booths. Girl Scouts of Northern California organized this large annual event. 2018 marked the 37th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridging,…
Girl Scouts Holding Poster

Girls Go To Mars Engages Girls in STEM Program Description

Girls Go To Mars (GGTM) is a set of activities designed to engage middle school girls in hands-on science. GGTM introduces NASA’s MAVEN Mission, which reached Mars on September 21,2014, and begins its study of the martian atmosphere. Understanding Mars leads to activities where GGTM kicks off the Girl Scout’s Leadership Journey Breathe that engages girls in understanding our planet’s atmosphere…
Tracking the Sun

Girl Scouts Works with the SETI Institute to Skyrocket Girls’ Interest in STEM

The organizations will celebrate Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts on August 21 with total solar eclipse viewing events. Mountain View, CA—Today, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced new details about a five-year program called Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts. Funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and led by the SETI Institute, the program…
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Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts

On August 21, as the shadow of the moon races across the continental United States at more than 1,000 miles per hour, Girl Scouts of the USA – councils, volunteers and girls – will be poised to safely view the solar eclipse and engage in the interactive astronomy event of the decade. A scout tries to get a handle on the way sunlight falls on the Earth. Download full size credit: Girl Scouts of…