For the eighth straight year, Girlstart brought its nationally-recognized, award-winning STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education programming, via the Girlstart “to-Go” program, to various cities around the nation.
Last week, the camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue culminated its week-long program that showcased fourth and fifth grade girls’ STEM skills. The girls demonstrated a range of projects created for its Under the Sea camp.
The activities tied STEM fields to hands-on activities throughout the week. For example, students designed and created cages to protect sea turtle eggs to learn what conservationists do, constructed a prosthetic limb for a dolphin as an orthotist would, and constructed an ocean drifter model by putting marine engineering principles into practice.
This camp is made possible in part through sponsorships from orderTalk, Inc., Dell and NASA.
The Spiritwood Manor Boys & Girls Club (Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue) is located at 1424 148th Ave. SE.