Be a Home Scientist This Summer – Five Easy Experiments to Try

By Tara Rappleye, Program Director School’s out, but science class is still in! Keeping kids’ minds entertained and engaged in the summer can be tough. Especially on rainy days, there are only so many movies and board games to keep the mind stimulated. However, there’s a plethora of fun, STEM-based activities on the Internet. These … Continue reading Be a Home Scientist This Summer – Five Easy Experiments to Try

Vote for the Next Girl Scout Badge!

By Krista Park, Communications & PR Director How do we keep up with girls today?  We ask girls what they want to do – and they tell us!  Girl Scouts is where girls decide what adventure to go on next! Girls choose anything and everything in Girl Scouts from their next meeting topic, community service … Continue reading Vote for the Next Girl Scout Badge!

Rain Garden in Time for April Showers

By Kristin Yerkie, Camp Staff The rain garden designed as part of Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines’ Citizen Science Series continues to take shape with the engineers at Grounded Engineering of Raleigh. Set to be unveiled during the Good Earth Adventures event at Camp Mary Atkinson (CMA) on April 26, the ten Girl Scouts … Continue reading Rain Garden in Time for April Showers

Citizen Science Series: Building a Rain Garden

By Kristin Yerkie, Camp staff Ten Girl Scouts are participating in Girl Scout – NC Coastal Pines’ Citizen Science series program which focuses on soil science and the impact eroded soil has as a stream pollutant in North Carolina. This fall, the girls have met with scientists and local engineers to learn about causes and … Continue reading Citizen Science Series: Building a Rain Garden

Girl Scouts Bridge the Gender Gap with STEM

By Krista Park, Communications & Marketing Director Today more girls are showing interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and STEM-based activities.  But despite this growing curiosity, girls still are not choosing medicine, science, technology and engineering as their number one career path. Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines has prioritized STEM in … Continue reading Girl Scouts Bridge the Gender Gap with STEM

The Top 10 Awesome Things about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

By Deanna Welker, Program Director Did you brush your teeth this morning?  I bet you didn’t think about the chemists that worked hard on your toothpaste’s formulation, or the engineers who designed that amazing rotating toothbrush you used.  But thank goodness for those people, right?  Scientists and engineers make our lives better.  Seriously, it’s true!  … Continue reading The Top 10 Awesome Things about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)