This event is hosted by the Physics department in Swain Hall West, organized through the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Each year volunteer faculty, staff, and students from five or six departments (most but not all from within the College) organize activity rooms where Brownie Girl Scouts (grades 2-3) participate in an afternoon of hands-on science activities.
In the recent past this event has drawn approximately 200 girls from southern Indiana on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. It is funded by means of modest registration fees and support from the IU Office of Women’s Affairs. The Department of Physics provides lab space and extra custodial services on the day of the event. A survey is collected each year from the girls and their leaders, as happens with all Girl Scout events.
Contact: Cindy Carini (volunteer)
Funding: Modest registration fees, Office of Women's Affairs
Frequency: Annual, Fall
Audience: Brownie Girl Scouts (grades 2-3)