By The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The annual Girl Scout STEM Fest returns this Sept. 28 at Camp Coleman in Trussville, Alabama. The event begins at noon and runs until 3 p.m. Girls will be able to join the Girl Scouts for just $10 at the event, and adult members can join for $20, which is a special discount from the normal membership rate of $25.
The event is a “go-at-your-own-pace” event, which allows girls the opportunity to explore what interests them. The public is invited to stop by any time. The event is $15 and includes swag, a snack, and a STEM Fest patch.
STEM Fest offers Girl Scouts of all ages the chance to learn how to code, how to build robots, and how to think like engineers, programmers and citizen scientists. Girl Scouts from across Alabama, along with the general public are invited to experience the STEM opportunities that Girl Scouts provides and become members at a special price.
“At Girl Scouts, girls learn how they can use STEM to help their community, improve their world, and build the future,” Karen Peterlin, CEO of Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama . “And they do all this through hands-on learning in a girl-focused, girl-led environment.”
STEM is one of the four Girl Scouts program pillars, along with Outdoors, Life Skills and Entrepreneurship. According to the Girl Scouts Research Institute, Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to participate in a STEM activity and to pursue a career in STEM.
Exhibitors will include:
- Alabama Snake Removers
- Cahaba River Society
- The Society of Women Engineers – Birmingham Chapter
- Southern Environmental Center
- Southern Research
- The UAB Society of Women Engineers
- Walker County ARES Ham Radio Club