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Benefit For Women Pursuing Studies In Science

The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies will host its Annual Holiday Homeport Banquet on December 9, 2010, 6 p.m. at the Old Jailhouse Tavern in Orleans.  The annual banquet celebrates women in science, community spirit and philanthropy. All proceeds support the Ruth Hiebert Memorial Fellowship, a scholarship awarded annually to a woman affiliated with PCCS, pursuing studies in science.  Tickets are $100. The evening will feature a delectable feast with traditional holiday fare and presentations from accomplished female scientists. Raffle and cash bar available to all attendees. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please call 508.487.3622 ext. 103 to reserve a ticket today.

Women in Science Program at NE Aquarium

The New England Aquarium’s Women in Science Program engages young women from area schools in experiencing many facets of marine science. Our aim is to provide young women with a variety of new ideas for envisioning their own futures and with a chance to ask questions of professionals working in marine science about their personal pathways.

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 201, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Activities
· Behind-the-scene tours of aquarium exhibits

· Q&A with current Aquarium staff and researchers
· IMAX movie and much more!

A school may apply to bring six to ten female students who are interested in learning about marine careers. Schools will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to schools in the Greater Boston area.

For more information, please contact Gina Cerrito at gcerrito@neaq.org or call the Teacher Resource Center at 617-973-6590.

Click here to download the 2010 PDF application.

Women in Science at New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium’s Women in Science Program engages young women from Boston-area schools in the many aspects of marine science. The young women are presented with examples and information demonstrating that science is not an exclusively male profession. They learn that the world of science is multifaceted and that science is not a boring, one-dimensional field.

There are two all-day events serving the middle and high school populations. The program features women scientists who speak about their work in a series of presentations and activities. Each event introduces students to professional women working in the sciences at the Aquarium; provides them a network of potential mentors; and highlights opportunities for participation in Aquarium programs. The students also go on detailed behind-the-scenes tours, where they learn how our animals are cared for. In addition, they participate in activites such as dissection, animal identification, animal feeding and animal training. The events include lunch with a keynote speaker who engages participants in a discussion about their experiences with the sciences. The students end the day with a self-guided tour of the Aquarium and an IMAX film.

Middle School Session

Thursday, October 8
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This day is for students in grades 6-8.  If you are interested in attending with your students, please contact Vickie Cataldo, vcataldo@neaq.org.  Six girls each from 10 schools can be accepted.

High School Session

Thursday, Nov. 5

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This day is for students in grades 9-12.  If you are interested in attending with your students, please contact Vickie Cataldo, vcataldo@neaq.org.  Six girls each from 10 schools can be accepted.
Contact Info
Vickie Cataldo
Special Programs Coordinator
Education Department
617-973-0235
vcataldo@neaq.org