GEMS Night Out (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science)

 

Enjoy a fem-powered evening exploring the motivating fields of engineering, math and science at GEMS Night Out at the SEA Discovery Center!

Students in grades 6-8 explore hands-on, inquiry-based science and end the evening with a movie, guided tour of the aquarium or arts activities.

Join other GEMS for an inspiring and empowering learning experience.

The goal with our GEMS Night Out event is to provide a safe and empowering space for girls to explore STEM fields and meet other girls that share those interests. We will not turn away any identity, but would like to respect the focus of this program.

As we continue to look for other areas to grow our academic programs, we always appreciate feedback about demographics and interests that we can better serve. Please let us know if there are other topics or demographics that you would like to see represented!

Youth program participants and staff must abide by all University regulations and program rules.

Information At a Glance:

  • Grades: 6-8, girls
  • Dates:
    • Dec. 6, 2019
    • Feb. 29. Apr. 10, May 29, 2020
  • Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Location: SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
  • Cost: $20 per youth

Upcoming Courses:

 

Friday, December 6, 2019 – Seeing the Insides on the Outside!

Come discover how medical professionals use imaging techniques to see what the inside of a human body really looks like. Look through a model person yourself to make your own discoveries!

SEA Educator: Lesley Cashon

 

Saturday, February 29, 2020 – The Microcosmos

Spend an evening focusing on the small things in life. Build and use your own portable, pocket-sized, reusable paper microscope to explore with and take home. Explore the world of what we can’t see including tiny marine plankton. Test your engineering skills to build and race the ideal plankton!

SEA Educators: Mindy Fohn, Evona Cole

 

Friday, April 10, 2020 – Intruder Alert – Plant it or Pull it?

Become a nature detective and use your powers of observation to detect ecosystem intruders in nature – they’re all around us, on land and in the sea! Learn how invasive plants and animals affect native creatures and habitats on the Kitsap Peninsula and learn what you can do to help prevent the spread of invasive species. Participants create their own nature journals for species identification at home.

SEA Educator: Eurydice Pentz

 

Saturday, May 29, 2020 – Boats or Robotics

TBD

SEA Educator: Audrey Slane

 

Participants are asked to bring:

  • Enthusiasm and a curious mind
  • Short sleeve shirt to keep dry at the touch tank
  • A jacket
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • A snack
  • A water bottle
  • Any additional items specified in course description

*WWU is not responsible for lost belongings

Schedule

5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Student check-in
6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Program
8:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Student check-out

Location

SEA Discovery Center
18743 Front Street NE Poulsbo, WA 98370
Directions

The SEA Discovery is located in downtown Poulsbo near the corner of Front St. and Hostmark St. See the map.

Directions from Hwy 3:
1. Take the Finn Hill Road exit
2. Turn right onto NW Finn Hill Rd
3. Continue onto NW Lindvig Way
4. Continue onto Front St NE
5. The SEA Discovery Center will be on your right. Turn right into the parking lot prior to the SEA Discovery Center building.

Directions from Hwy 305 heading South:
1. Head South on WA-305
2. Turn right onto NE Hostmark St
3. Continue onto Front St NE
4. The SEA Discovery Center will be on your left. Turn left into the parking lot just after the SEA Discovery Center building.

Directions from Hwy 305 heading North:
1. Head North on WA-305
2. Turn left onto NE Hostmark St
3. Continue onto Front St NE
4. The SEA Discovery Center will be on your left. Turn left into the parking lot just after the SEA Discovery Center building.

 

Parking:

Parking is available in the small lot outside the SEA Discovery Center. However, this lot does fill up quickly. There is 3 hour public parking by the marina, and by the waterfront park nearby. Please allow for ample time to find parking and walk to the SEA Discovery Center for check-in and check-out.

 

Cancellation Policy

All classes and programs are self-sustaining and subject to minimum enrollments. No refunds are available for this program unless the program is cancelled. For questions, email SEAeducation@wwu.edu