This spring, the girls have been developing their math competency and learning about a range of fascinating STEM areas via Odyssey, our school-year science program. An array of offerings — everything from chemistry experiments to 3-D printing to coding — sparks interest in the sciences and introduces the girls to women in science-related fields.
Of course, field trips always serve to expand the girls’ learning experience. A recent highlight was a visit to Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center in Nahant with the peer leaders from the Beach Sisters program. The youth toured some of the research labs and got to hear from female scientists who discussed research opportunities and what marine research looks like. Touch tanks with sea creatures allowed the budding scientists to observe and learn.
Middle schoolers also joined their teen counterparts on a field trip to Salem State University, where the girls cheered on the SSU women’s basketball team in their last game of the 2023 season. Head coach Ashley White and assistant coach Ashelyne Babb gave a tour of the women’s locker room and invited the girls to a Q&A with the players about college sports, dorm life and classes.
Middle School staff also hosted a Family Night early this spring. Youth brought their family members and participated in positive, fun activities designed to familiarize parents with their children’s program leaders and to promote communications.
The Middle School program will be busy once again with the start of Eureka!, our summer discovery program that blends hands-on science lessons with field trips to local companies and museums. For more information, please reach out to Liandra Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org