Join SOLV for Women in Science Day 2010!

Join SOLV for Women in Science Day 2010!

Girls will team up with women working in science fields to plant native trees as part of a river restoration project along the Beaverton Creek Tributary in Aloha and explore careers in science. Girls will have the opportunity to learn from women mentors about their careers in science both during the planting event and over lunch provided by SOLV.

Who: Girls ages 12 – 18

When: March 13, 2010, 9:00 am -1:30 pm
(Mentors arrive at 8:30 for a brief orientation and check-in).

Where & What to Expect:

9:00 am: Plant Native Trees

Location: Beaverton Creek Tributary Restoration Site

SW 167th Ave & SW Ellerson St, Aloha, OR invite your participation in the

  • If coming from the north, from Hwy 217, take exit 2A and turn right onto Farmington Road (Hwy 10). If coming from the south, from Hwy 217, take exit 2A and turn left onto Farmington Road  (Hwy 10).
  • Turn left onto 160th Ave, and then right onto SW Rosa Road.
  • Turn left onto SW 167th Ave.
  • Park along the street near SW Ellerson St.

11:30 am: Lunch & Activity with Mentors

Girls will travel to a location nearby to eat lunch and discuss science careers with the mentors. Here are some possible topics that girls might want to discuss with mentors:

4    Trace the contributions of someone working with environmental quality issues. Find out how she became interested in environmental concerns and how she pursued her interests.

4    Learn about careers related to the environment and sustainability. Find out the educational requirements and nature of work in the environmental field.

4    Get information about three women who have successful careers. Interview them to find out about their secrets of success.

What to bring: Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes to be outside planting trees. SOLV will provide tools and lunch.

Please contact Nathan Schulte at SOLV to register (503) 844-9571 x329 nathan@solv.org or go to www.solv.org (see calendar of events)

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