Girl Scout Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Troops interested in participating in the Gravity Racing Challenge (GRC) program should complete the application (coming soon!) and submit to GSNEO byDecember 15, 2014, to Emily Fein, Director of Programs at email@example.com or Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, One Girl Scout Way, Macedonia, OH 44056. For questions, contact Emily at 330-983-0433 or 800-852-4474, ext. 0433. For more information about the Gravity Racing Challenge, please visit www.aasbd.org and click on education.
GRC STEM Team Application Highlights:
The GRC STEM Team Competition was developed by the International Soap Box Derby to provide youth with fun, engaging, project based educational opportunities which use Soap Box Derby ® cars and gravity racing to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The first GRC Team Race was held at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio in May, 2010 with two teams and 12 youth/coaches.
On May 17, 2014, over 1000 youth and coaches and 120 teams from across Ohio and New York competed in this event. Today Soap Box Derby ® cars are being used by educators, students, and youth organizations in 14 states and in Singapore, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, and Germany to teach STEM.
What opportunities and experiences will Girl Scouts have as a result of participating in the GRC?
Ever dreamed of racing in a Soap Box Derby ® car down a Derby Track at 35 mph? Have you ever wanted to learn how to use tools and actually construct a Soap Box Derby ® car? Or showcase your team’s skills in any of the other GRC STEM Competitions (photography, poster, press release, infomercial, or Mini Soap Box Car Race? This team project will provide Girl Scouts with these as well as other fantastic learning experiences which will develop key academic, life, and career skills necessary for the 21st Century.
If selected, this program will cover the cost of up to six Soap Box Derby® kits (~$800 each). It is important to understand that participation in this program demands a commitment from volunteers and girls to meet the requirements and expectations outlined by our partners. This includes the following:
Informational webinars with representatives from International Soap Box Derby and GSNEO will be held on the following days. Contact Emily Fein at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at noon and 6:30 pm
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Girl Scout Astronomy Club
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered how many stars there are?
Have you wondered what the names of those stars are and wanted to learn more?Have fun exploring the night sky. Planets, stars, galaxies…they’re all waiting to be discovered by you. You’ll even get to use a high-tech telescope to see all of the stars up close!Join the GSNEO Astronomy Club and learn all this and more -- You’ll be with others just as interested in Astronomy as you!
Club meetings are held the 4th Monday of every month at the First United Methodist Church in Elyria. Contact Club Mentors for more information and to sign up.
Suzie Dills, email@example.com or Julie Moen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Developed by Suzie Dills, (GSNEO volunteer, former staff member, and avid astronomer) these guides are helpful for viewing the night sky in Northeast Ohio. For details starrytrails.com