For the second year in a row, SIB faculty, students and staff led a week-long “Girls Do Science!” camp for girls entering 2nd – 6th grade, in partnership with Orpheum Children’s Science Museum. Camp co-directors were Carla Cáceres (Animal Biology/SIB), Katy Heath (Plant Biology/SIB), and Katie Hicks (Education Director at the Orpheum). Campers explored the Pollinatarium with Lesley Deem, where they learned about insects and ticks, ran through Meadowbrook Park for a scavenger hunt of prairie plants, and participated in SIB faculty research on microbes (Katy Heath), mammals (Karen Sears) and plankton (Carla Cáceres) at the Natural History Building.
Staff and graduate and undergraduate students (too many to name!) from SIB and other units such as the graduate Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology also participated. The camp was sponsored by grants from the National Science Foundation (DEB 1120804 and DGE 1069157).
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