Girls' Geek Day
Girls' Geek Days - 2017/18
Girls' Geek Days are free, but registration is required and space is limited. Families from the host school get access to online registration a week before it opens to the public. You can expect registration to open at least 3 weeks prior to the event.
What are Girls' Geek Days?
Girls' Geek Day started in 2013 as one event at Crozet Elementary with 30 girls. The 2015/16 school year saw tremendous growth in the program with seven events held in schools around the county including Crozet, Baker-Butler, Stone Robinson, STAB and Cale Elementary with an average attendance of 60 girls. At the end of April, we held our final Girls’ Geek Day of the school year at Crozet Elementary with more than 70 girls from 20 area schools!
Girls' Geek Days are all about sparking elementary school-aged girl’s interest in technology and computing by providing a fun, collaborative, hands-on environment to learn new tech skills and helping them connect to other STEM programs in the community.
In the News
- School Hosts Event to Encourage Young Girls' Interest in 'STEM' Subjects (NBC29, February 2016)
- NOT Grandpa's Science Class: Girls Geek Day (WMRA, November 2015)
- Girls’ Geek Day with Paula White (WTJU, February 2015)
A very special thanks to all our 2016/17 Girls’ Geek Day volunteers!!! This year, over 60 volunteers have led activities with the girls including Hummingbird Robotics, LEGO Mindstorms Robotics, littleBits, Architecture w/Legos, Coding on the Minis (Blockly, CargoBot, LightBot), Minecraft, Made with Code, Coding thru Games, CS Unplugged, Engineering Design Challenges, GoldiBlox, Hour of Code, 3Doodler, Keva Plank Challenges, LOGO, MaKey MaKey, Rollercoasters, Sphero, Sticky Circuits, Thimble, Video Production, Scratch, Leap Motion, Math Challenges, Image Editing & Ozobots.
Girls’ Geek Days are not possible without our volunteers. Please encourage colleagues, parents, MS & HS girls to consider becoming a volunteer. No previous experience is required - you can learn right along with the girls.