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March 16, 2010

SciGirls Debuts on PBS Kids!

Want to channel your tween girls energies into something new, educational and incredibly fun?  Turn them on to PBS Kids newest series SciGirls!  On SciGirls, the lead character Izzie and her best friend Jake set off to investigate topics in science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M).  Sound like snooze fest for your tween? It's so not!  SciGirls are imited only by their imaginations. The show films real girls and their mentors in reality style TV as they learn about topics such as dolphin behavior, how to engineer a giant mechanical puppet, unearth archaeological secrets of now extinct Native American cultures, create an eco-friendly turtle habitat or design fierce fashions with a high-tech twist.  I could go on but you and your daughter will just have to watch the show to learn more. 

With the goal of getting girls to view S.T.E.M differently and funded by the National Science Foundation, SciGirls combines TV and the Web in a totally new way. Each episode starts with Izzie on the site’s homepage.  Each time she finds herself in predicaments that only the topics of S.T.E.M can fix. Watch Izzie as she joins the real-life SciGirls in learning and exploring their adventures.

What I really love about SciGirls, beyond its basic message, is that the website and its social network are completely safe.  Their girls can create personal pages with their own avatars, upload cool projects, and make friends with similar interests. It combines all the things that they are into today with TV, iPods, laptops and more.  It really reaches out to girls and gives them a space to explore the S.T.E.M world or just dive into it further. 

Want to know more about SciGirls?  Check out the website online and check your local listings to see when the show debuts in your area. 

Think your girl is a SciGirl or would like to be?  Enter to win a SciGirl prize pack here.  I'll choose one winner at random on March 23, 2010.  Inside the prize pack is a SciGirls button, bracelet, magnet picture frame, pencil and plastic egg with a fun at-home experiment!


BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

My 7-year-old would LOVE this!