SciGirls Naturalists: Dragonflies and Damselflies

Friday, September 15, 2017
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Environmental Nature Area

Brooklyn Park, MN

Description: ​Girls will learn about the amazing life cycle of these prehistoric insects! We will catch several varieties of dragonflies and damselflies and learn how to identify them.

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) is a hot topic these days! It is important for all children to learn and use STEM throughout their learning. Many educators lump STEM all together and focus on the engineering believing it is too difficult to teach. STEM is more than engineering and engineering is not what you may think it is! There are many different types of engineering from computer science to chemistry to bridge building to wetland restoration. 

The SciGirls Field Investigations will visit the natural history aspects of STEM. Each month girls will have a chance explore different areas of natural science and math from measuring trees to calculating diversity and more. Some projects will require girls to use technology to help them find answers to their problems. Many projects will require the girls to use math and most of this is not beyond the basic level, though girls should understand fractions and multiplication and division. And as often as possible art will be used to show our results (turning STEM into STEAM!). 

Target grade level: for ages 8 to 13

Cost per child/student: $15

Registration: Register online via the link at

For more information, contact Lauren Borer, Naturalist, at or lauren.borer(at) or visit


Information subject to change. Please check with Twin Cities Environmental Education Consulting, LLC for the most current information.