Girl Scouts of the USA and Netflix are joining forces to empower young girls to envision their futures in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
Centered around Project Mc2, a Netflix original series from MGA Entertainment Inc., the collaboration takes STEM beyond the small screen with hands-on experiences for Girl Scout troops at Netflix headquarters and the debut of a STEM Superstars Guide, an online resource that encourages Girl Scouts across the country to discover just how exciting, fun and rewarding STEM can be.
Despite initial interest in STEM fields, nearly 50 percent of girls feel that STEM isn’t a typical career path for them, and interest fades as they move through middle and high school. To celebrate the organization’s focus on leading like a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ and encourage the pursuit of STEM subjects like those featured in Project Mc2, leaders from GSUSA and Netflix were joined by female representatives from Google, Instagram, and Twitter to kick off She Rules: STEM with Girl Scout troops from Silicon Valley, representing Girl Scouts of Northern California. Girl Scouts were invited to Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California, to hear from real-world STEM experts and learn how their pursuit of STEM fields led to rewarding and unexpected careers. Additionally, the Girl Scouts got a sneak peek of season three of Project Mc2 and put their STEM skills to the test through hands-on experiments inspired by the show.
From showing girls how STEM subjects are woven throughout their everyday lives to introducing girls to STEM enthusiasts like the cast of Project Mc2, the new STEM Superstars Guide provides Girl Scout volunteers nationwide with the tools they need to keep girls’ passions and curiosity for STEM subjects alive. The guide shows just how easy it is to make STEM matter for young girls with conversation starters, troop activities, and examples of STEM role models.
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