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
  • Dates: February 23; April 12; May 10
  • Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Location: SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
  • Cost: $20
  • Walk-ins welcome! (as space allows)

Upcoming Courses:

 

Saturday, February 23 – Orcas in Peril

Join us for a journey of activities to reveal the secret world and dangers for these gentle giants. Explore how sound travels through the ocean, discover water pollution effects on ocean food webs and hear orca chatter. Using existing scientific studies, you propose solutions to save the orcas of the Salish Sea.

Instructors: Mindy Fohn, Evona Cole, Audrey Slane

 

Friday, March 15  – Building Challenges II

Become an engineer tonight by overcoming a series of building challenges – new challenges. Work in teams to problem-solve and test your design abilities in creative, fun ways!

LocationPoulsbo Library

 

Friday, April 12 – Engineer My Heart

Become a biomedical engineer for the night! Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems and software used in healthcare. We engineer a device to clear a blocked artery.

Instructors: Lesley Cashon, Mindy Fohn

 

Friday, May 10 – Sensational Seaweed

Would you believe that many of us eat seaweed every day without knowing it? It’s not just for crabs and sea turtles; seaweed is found in many products for people. Seaweed also comes in many beautiful shapes and colors! Learn about how light wavelengths influence the growth and distribution of green, red and brown seaweeds and create your own seaweed art using a botanist’s plant press.

Instructors: Carolyn Standridge, Eurydice Pentz

 

 

Participants are asked to bring:

  • Enthusiasm and a curious mind
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Jacket (optional)
  • Water bottle and Snack (optional)

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.

Cancellations must be made seven days in advance of the session and must be submitted in writing through SEAeducation@wwu.edu.

 

Registration Links:

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