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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Young Women in Science (YWS)

Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of my favorite places on Earth. On a recent visit to their website, I learned that they offer various programs for teens, including one called Young Women in Science (YWS) which may be of particular interest to our readergirlz still in middle school:

This week-long, summer day-camp is designed to get young women excited about and involved in science, the ocean and conservation. Through a variety of hands-on field activities, we strive to increase their knowledge and to spark a personal connection with the natural world that will lead them to become future stewards of the ocean. Kids get the opportunity to explore ocean habitats by joining in activities such as surface scuba diving, boogie boarding and kayaking.

We aim to serve young women regardless of primary language or economic background. We offer three camps in the summer that are conducted in both English and Spanish. Young women entering grades 6, 7 or 8, who reside in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties, are eligible to apply.

For more information on this and other teen programs related to the aquarium, email teenprograms@mbayaq.org


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thank you, LW! This looks awesome. My oldest will be interested for sure!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Oh, rats. Middle school. I missed that sentence. Someone take advantage of this and have an amazing time!

Little Willow said...

I hope so, Lorie Ann!

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