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Girl Scouts of Connecticut's Energy Expo shows girls how to create and conserve energy

October 25, 2012

Approximately 630 Girl Scouts, their families, and friends attended Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Energy Expo on Saturday, October 20th, at the Westfield Meriden Mall.
The Energy Expo featured a variety of exciting science activities, including how energy is created and how girls can conserve it. The activities directly link to the national curriculum, with the It’s Your Planet, Love It! Journey, which helps girls learn about the environment and take action to conserve and protect the planet.

The event is supported in part thanks to a generous grant from Techbridge, a California-based nonprofit that inspires girls to discover a passion for technology, science and engineering, empowering our future innovators and leaders. United Illuminating also generously provided supplies for the activities.

“The girls had fun and were engaged in the science and technology activities,” said Mary Barneby, Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO. “This is a key reason why our STEM initiative is important, as it’s designed to encourage girls to pursue their interests in these fields, while helping to close the gender gap in these career paths.”

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