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Posted on: March 5, 2014

[ARCHIVED] GIRLS PROGRAMS ALONG THE TRAILS at L. C. BATES MUSEUM

Want something fun to explore this spring? There are still a few openings for individual girls, NO GROUPS.

Come document the lively life at a vernal pool, investigate invasive species in the forest and meet women in Maine that are working in science!

This free series for girls will be an inspiring exploration of environmental science at the L. C. Bates Museum.

This Free series of programs for girls and their families are granted through Maine Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

On Sunday March 9th at 1-3 PM we will be:
MEETING SOME FEMALE ROLE MODELS IN SCIENCE!
What kinds of work can you do in the world? Meet a marine biologist, soil scientist, microbiologist and vertebrate biologist. Ask them about the jobs they do in Maine!

On Sunday March 30th from 1-3:00 PM there will be a:
TRAIL INTRODUCTION
Come on an outdoor winter walk to explore tracks and signs along the trails. Come investigate how spring is beginning even in March!

On Saturday April 19th from 7-9 PM we will do a:
VERNAL POOL WALK
Come outside on a night exploration of the vernal pool near the museum. Document what species you find and get advice from a herpetologist working in our area who specializes in frogs! What can we do to help these wonderful wetlands?

On Saturday April 26th from 1-3 PM we will explore:
INVASIVE SPECIES
What are the species that have spread as humans have moved around the country? Investigate what we can do to help prevent the spread of invasive species in Maine.

The on Sunday May 4th from 2-4 PM the girls will do a:
PRESENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS
They will present what they found on the trail, in the vernal pool and the discoveries they made about the careers of local scientists. They can invite their friends and family to this event!

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