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**We have recently created a hand-out for adults with information on girls in STEM and various tips for engaging girls in STEM, feel free to print and share!**
- Want to have fun with your kids and teach them the basics of coding at the same time? Visit Code.org to try out some great coding programs!
- The Ultimate STEM Guide is a compiled list of 239 STEM websites, sorted into various categories including, cool STEM websites, STEM career resources, and STEM fun for girls.
- A Parent's Guide for Getting Girls into STEM is a blog post written by Dr. Rob Garcia, a former high school engineering teacher. He offers some good advice for parents on introducing STEM to girls at different age levels and provides links to many good resources.
- By middle school, girls are 25% less likely than boys to say they like taking the lead. Calling girls bossy is one of many things we do to discourage them from leading. Read Ban Bossy to learn how you can encourage girls to take a leadership role!
- Braincake - This webpage is designed for parents with girls who have an interest in science. It is an interactive webpage filled with activities for youth. It also has an outreach element were students are able to connect with women in the fields they are interested in.
- Careers Nova Scotia - This website is Nova Scotia's leading source for labour market information. The site can assist individuals who are searching for work or looking to make career decisions. You can search for information on wages, education/training requirements, and job prospects for over 300 occupational groups by using Quick Career Search links.
- Parents as Career Coaches - This resource focuses on how parents can help their children with making future careers choices. The webpage has links to employers and opportunities for Nova Scotia senior high school students.
- The Discovery Centre - This webpage helps to introduce students and parents to science. When visiting the Discovery Center make sure to check out the bubble room, and the tension and suspension exhibit. This museum is open to all ages, hour of operation and cost can be found on the website.
- The Explore Curiosity webpage is an arm of let’s talk science – for young girls. It also has valuable resources for parents to find out information about science and how to engage their child.
- Computer Codeing for Kids, this site has a list of fantastic websites and programs that teach basic IT conepts and skills to students of all ages.
- Made with Code is a website made by Google that inspires girls to create what is missing from the world with computer coding. It has examples projects to create using code, and shares stories of how other girls are changing the world with code.
- Engineer Your Life is a website dedicated to helping girls explore the various types of engineering. It is engaging and also has bios of various female engineers.
- First Robotics Canada - This webpage has links to First Lego league and to where people can find out how to get involved. First Lego League is for kids age 9-14. This webpage can direct parents to contact information if they are looking on starting a robotics group in their school.
- Robots East - This webpage is designed so parents can learn how to become involved in Robots East and what it takes. Robots East is open to students in high school. This is a great way for parents to get involved.
- The Howard Hughes Medical Institute webpage is designed for student’s teachers and parents. Parents should check out the “Cool Science at Home” page, as it has a lot of great information about doing science at home.
- Math Circles is an event run about ten times per year for local High School students and teachers at Dalhousie University. A typical event starts with a 30-minute mini-lecture followed by pizza and then a one to two hour lecture.The website gives dates of upcoming events and a contact if teachers are interested in having Math Circles come to their school for free.
- Prism Magazine - This webpage is for the American Society of Engineering Education, Prism magazine. The magazine is designed to help students and teachers gain an interest in engineering through interactive experiments. These experiments can be found throughout the webpage.
- Science Fair Info - This webpage is to help NS Youth, parents and teacher find information for Nova Scotia Yes Science Fair.
- Super NOVA - This webpage is the main place for students to gather all they need to know about Dalhousie Universities SuperNova program. SuperNova is open to all students in grades 1-12. The program can involve anything from attending a camp to going to a one day workshop that SuperNova holds over the course of the school year.
- Women's Economic Equality Society - This webpage directs students to the Women Unlimited program which is run by the WEE (Women’s Economic Equality) Society of Nova Scotia. This organization is trying to promote economic growth for under privileged and minority women. All the information about the 14 week program, which is run in four NSCC locations across Nova Scotia, can be found by clicking the link above.