From staff reports
GEMS will hold a series of “Mentor and Me” programs this summer for Venango County girls entering third through 12th grades.
The free sessions are meant for female students and a female mentor of their choice (16 or older) to dive into the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Science).
All materials will be provided, and each girl will receive materials such as soldering irons and rockets to take home to further her exploration.
Sessions will be limited to 20 pairs of females on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registrants beyond the first 20 will be held on a waitlist for possible cancellations.
Here is a list of the programs that will be held:
E-Textiles – for girls entering fifth grade and older; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, Oil City Library
Soldering – 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 26, Oil City Library
Environmental Study – 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 30, Oil Creek State Park
WalkSTEM – 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 10, meet at Oil City Library
Rocketry – 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 14, Two Mile Run County Park
Solar Energy – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, Morrison Park
Make Your Own Canjo – 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 31, Porch Music Studio, Franklin
Coding – 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 18, Oil City Library
Take Apart Electronics – 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 28, Oil City Library
Registration for any of the programs is available at https://tinyurl.com/summerGEMS.
Questions may be emailed to Alison Milchak at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Jones at email@example.com.
The program is made possible through grants from Bridge Builders Community Foundations and the McElhattan Foundation.