Confidence & Curiosity: 5 Tips for Girl-Friendly Engagement

Confidence & Curiosity: 5 Tips for Girl-Friendly Engagement

  • Daytime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Adult
Look around your club. If you notice that there are fewer women and young people in your club, you would not be alone. We've noticed the "greying" of astronomy clubs for decades now. And across the country, more than 80% of club members are men.

We know that space can be exciting to everyone, no matter the age or gender. So what can we do to make astronomy clubs more welcoming to girls and women? Our work with the Girls Scouts has taught us a few techniques we would like to share. Practice these on your own or with your club and see how your club can be more welcoming to girls and women. 
 
Questioning TechniquesMisconceptions Growth Mindset
 Biases and Micromessages  Representation Matters
    
More information and activities on these topics can be found below.

Growth Mindset Activity

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