The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Blog reports that Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama and AT&T announced a new program to help 500 Birmingham and Huntsville high school girls gain interest in STEM classes and future careers.
The local initiative, called “IMAGINE Yourself, Alabama,” is funded through an AT&T Aspire contribution designed to expose young women to a variety of career options in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama will receive a $45,000 grant to conduct the program from November 2011 through summer 2012 and is one of 18 councils, selected through a national competitive grant process, to participate.
Girl Scouts from the Birmingham area recently visited the Dauphin Island Sea Lab near Mobile, Alabama.
During their time on the island, the girls explored the Mobile Bay during a two-hour boat excursion and learned about the biology, ecology and diversity of the bay’s ecosystem. They also participated in a touch lab and squid dissection, and took a tour of the lab’s Estuarium.