Girls Exploring Math And Science

A 2-day virtual event! Friday, February 26 – Saturday, February 27, 2021
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council invite you to attend the annual Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) event. We will be going virtual for 2021! This year’s event will take place over the course of 2 nights as we dive into STEM careers with the NEW Girl Scouts STEM Career Explorations badges for Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes. GEMS is open to anyone regardless of their involvement in a scouting program.

In this interactive experience, participants will examine their strengths and skills and participate in interactive STEM challenges to discover what excites them about science, technology, engineering and math. Then, we will have a STEM Career panel with local professionals where participants can learn more about these careers and how these professionals got to where they are today! To close out our GEMS event, we will have a live chemistry demonstration from one of our very own female scientists. Join us for GEMS Virtual Weekend, and discover what excites you!

GEMS Schedule

Friday, February 26, 6-8  p.m.

We are excited to offer three classes covering STEM Career Exploration! These three classes cover the requirements for STEM Career Exploration for Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes, but to earn all requirements, scouts will need to participate in both the class and the STEM Career panel. Participants do not have to be involved in scouting to enjoy these classes. Classes cost $30 for Members and $40 for non-members and include shipping of supplies as well as an “I Spent a Night at the Museum” t-shirt.

Brownies STEM Career Exploration (ages 7-9)

Discover science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities. Then take a closer look at the many jobs you can have with a background in STEM!

Juniors STEM Career Exploration (ages 9-11)

Take a closer look at science, technology, engineering and math! Reflect on the STEM skills you already have, and learn new skills through hands-on activities. Discover the many careers you can have with a background in STEM!

Cadettes STEM Career Exploration (ages 11-14)

Discover something new with science, technology, engineering and math! Figure out the STEM skills you already possess, and learn some new ones with some hands-on STEM activities. Then, explore the many careers involving STEM!

Purchase tickets here. 

Saturday, February 27 (6-8 PM)

GEMS STEM Career Panel

Come learn about a few of the many STEM Careers with our female STEM panel. Our panelists will share their experiences with STEM and how they got their amazing careers today! There will be time for questions, so put your thinking cap on and get ready to learn something new!

Check back in January 2021 to learn more about the panelists for our GEMS STEM Career Panel! Participants must purchase a ticket to participate in the STEM Career Panel. Tickets are $10 for Members and $15 for non-members. Purchase tickets here. 

Please email for additional information.

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