Girls, Lead the Way to Environmental Awareness

Jan 14, 2009 Posted in Newsroom, Press Releases

Girls from Western Pennsylvania and across the country will be converging on the Pittsburgh region to participate in the Environmental Awareness: Leadership Institute from July 26 to August 1, 2009. As part of the Girl Scout theme this year, “It’s Your World – Change It”, this weeklong program is co-sponsored by the Girls, Math & Science Partnership (GMSP), a program of Carnegie Science Center. The Leadership Institute features GMSP’s signature spy school, “Click!”, that provides girls going into 7th and 8th grade the opportunity to use cutting-edge technology to serve as agents of change while solving an environmental problem along the three rivers. Additional Pittsburgh field trips include learning about energy consumption at Kennywood Park, testing organic beauty products, taking tours of green and eco-friendly buildings in the city of Pittsburgh, viewing exhibits about technology, while exploring innovative solutions to combat climate change.

Cost is $470, and includes meals and lodging. Participants are responsible for transportation and associated costs.

To register, download and complete the Environmental Awareness: Leadership Institute Application and "Click!" Survey.

  • Environmental Awareness: Leadership Institute Application and Click! Survey (document missing)

Deadline Extension: The Application deadline for GSWPA members has been extended. All applications must be received by April 15, 2009. The Chief Executive Officer will review and verify your application prior to submitting it for final consideration.

Girl Scouting has been a leader in providing girls with experiences in environmental issues through partnerships with Earth Day, National Environmental Education Week, National Trails Day, Endangered Species Day, Linking Girls to the Land, and the National Public Lands Day,” states Pat Burkart, CEO of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. “This new venture with the Girls, Math, & Science Partnership allows girls who have already developed an appreciation and understanding of nature and the environment to gain a better understanding of environmental impacts and explore solutions using skills related to math, science and technology.”

For more information, please contact Nicole Droppa at (412) 594-2245 or

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