Girl Scouts Resources

Girl Scouts Resources

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Welcome amateur astromers! Here you'll find resources to support the Girl Scout Space Science badges and make meaningful connections with the girls. 

New Girl Scout Space Science badges are being released at the end of 2018 for kindergarten-5th grade girls (and in 2019 for 6th-12th grade girls). Each badge includes an observing component and encourages troops to reach out to their local astronomy club. You may get contacted by troop leaders to let you know that they are coming with their girls to one of your events. Be prepared! 

On this page, you will find resources to help make your outreach more inclusive:
  1. Here's why inclusive outreach matters
  2. Getting ready for the new Girl Scout space science badges
  3. In-person and online workshops    
  4. Resources and techniques for working with girls
  5. Videos and articles connected to diversity and fairness
Keep coming back to find new resources and connect to like minded astronomers.

1) Why Inclusive Outreach Matters
  • Take this test designed by Harvard on Gender and Science to learn more about your own biases. Everyone has them; find out about yours.
  • Stay tuned as we put the finishing touches on new activities! 

2) Girl Scout Space Science Badges
Read more about the topics covered in the Space Science badges and how amateur astronomers can support Girl Scouts at the telescope and beyond:
3) In-person and Online Workshops
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is offering workshops aimed at doing great outreach with girls. Here are some of the upcoming dates. To find out more or to schedule a free workshop for your club or event, contact Theresa Summer

 
Upcoming workshops - join us!
  • RTMC May 24-28th in Southern CA
  • Oregon Star Party August 7-12
  • TBD: North Carolina
  • Online workshops coming soon! 

4) Resources and techniques for working with girls
Resources to come - stay tuned!
Read more about the project here.


5) Videos and articles connected to diversity and fairness
  • One of the ways to encourage girls is to approach your outreach with a "growth mindset." Find out how in this article.
  • This video on young children and this one on pre-teens remind us that girls can do science and that the playing field isn't always level. 
  • We all affect the people we talk with. See what society tells these girls and what you can do to change your part in that.  

Do you have other resources you think should be included? Let us know! 



Latest update: May 17, 2018

 

Video

Girls toys vs. boys toys

See how early unconscious bias begins in this video from the BBC.

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