Girl Scouts Host Family Science Festival 2008!
Dr. Morgan Page from the USGS to Serve as Keynote Speaker
WHAT: Girl Scout Family Science Festival 2008
WHO: Girl Scouts – Mt. Wilson Vista Council
Hundreds of Los Angeles County Girl Scouts and families
Keynote address by Dr. Morgan Page, Earthquake Statistician, USGS
Girl Scout Robotics Teams
An exciting line-up of exhibitors includes the United States Geological Survey, Southern California Earthquake Center, Sierra Madre Search & Rescue, NASA/JPL, California Science Center, Monrovia Rockhounds, Pasadena Fire Department, Huntington Hospital, LA County Fire Department, Pasadena Water & Power, Mono Lake Committee, Stargazer Publishing Company, Girl Scout Troops hosting science activity booths, and more!
WHEN: Sunday, October 19, 2008
12:00 Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Keynote presentation at 2:00 p.m. (subject to change)
WHERE: Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91106
It’s all about science these days at Girl Scouts – Mt. Wilson Vista Council. Hundreds of Los Angeles area Girl Scouts and their families will be on hand for a fun-filled day of exploring the wonders of science at Pasadena City College during the second annual Family Science Festival on Oct. 19, 2008.
Emergency preparedness and the wonders of planet earth take center stage at this year’s festival as numerous hands-on activities explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Girls will travel from booth to booth with an Earth Exploration Passport to complete activities and earn recognitions including an Earthquake Awareness patch. They will learn about earthquakes and how to prepare for them – a must for all SoCal residents – and about general emergency preparedness strategies. Girls will have a chance to experience earthquakes of different magnitudes in the Pasadena Fire Department QuakeHouse, as well as meet local scientists and learn about careers in the STEM fields.
Dr. Morgan Page from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) will be the keynote speaker at this year’s festival. She currently studies earthquake statistics at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena and will share her expertise and research.
Plus, the Mt. Wilson Vista Council Robotics Teams will be in action as they combine their skills in engineering and math with creativity and teamwork. The teams, which include Girl Scouts from throughout Los Angeles County, will take part in regional competitions later this year.
Girl Scouts of the USA has a 95-year tradition of encouraging girls to explore and enjoy the STEM fields, areas that girls tend to steer away from due to academic stereotypes and social environments.
Girl Scouts – Mt. Wilson Vista Council serves nearly 9,000 girls and young women, ages five to 17, throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The council is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, the world’s preeminent organization for girls. Today, as when founded in 1912, Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how to register your daughter, volunteer your time or donate to the Girl Scouts, call (626) 445-7771 or visit the GSMWVC Web site at www.gsmwvc.org.