A Day of Science + Technology

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Touching pig hearts, watching ping pong ball explosions, and identifying sometimes stinky smells made for a fun afternoon of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities at the annual FOX 9 Girls and Science event at the Minnesota Science Museum on Saturday, October 3. Girl Scouts in their vests and sashes could be found all […]

Xcel Opens Its Monticello Plant to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts at Monticello Plant

Do you know how fission helps a boiling water reactor make electricity, or are you familiar with the structure of an atom? More than 80 Girl Scout Juniors can now say, “yes” to those questions after a day of science learning at Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant. Two of Xcel Energy’s employee network groups—Women in Nuclear […]

Robotics Camp Empowers Girls

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Ten-year-old Olivia has short hair and glasses, a thoughtful demeanor and strong opinions about music. She likes Neon Trees, an alternative rock band, but unlike other girls her age, she has no love for boy bands or Taylor Swift. An only child, Olivia tends to act a little older than she looks, and she knows […]

Girls + Science at the Science Museum

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Join Girl Scouts River Valleys and FOX 9 for Girls & Science on Saturday, October 12, 10:00 am–4:00 pm at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Admission is free for up to four children with one paid adult. Contact the Science Museum Box Office at 651-221-9444 or go to MyFox9.com to register and avoid the lines. […]

Robotics Isn’t Hard—It’s Fun!

Mikaela and her team decide how to program their car.

Mikaela was worried Girl Scout Robotics Camp would be really hard. Even though she’s a bright, thoughtful 11-year-old who’s very interested in science and math, she’d never done Robotics before and didn’t know what to expect. It didn’t take long on that first day of camp for Mikaela to realize Robotics wasn’t as hard as […]