Encouraging science exploration for middle and high school girls
Designed to inspire the next generation of young women in science, the Burke Museum’s Girls in Science program focuses on mentorship and applied science exploration, encouraging girls in 6th through 8th grade to experience many different avenues of science.
Girls meet once a month during the school year to work with women scientists from the Burke Museum and the University of Washington. Through this small community of young scientists, girls can develop confidence in their skills in science, technology, engineering and math. The Girls in Science program is led by Dr. Caroline Strömberg, the Burke’s curator of paleobotany.
*Participation at each session is required unless prior arrangements have been made with program staff
A yearlong after-school program for high school girls to explore natural sciences at the Burke Museum and learn to code apps for sharing science information.
The Burke's GIST program is for young women in 9th through 12th grade who want to share their interest in science with others. Working with Burke staff, graduate students, and UW faculty, the students in GIST will explore the research that our scientists are working on and how they use technology in their work. During the second half of the year, participants will work in teams to complete a science research project, learning valuable computer coding skills needed to complete their projects.
The Burke also offers an annual Girls in Science summer camp. Find more details on the summer camps page.
Contact Burke Education with questions and for more information.