As part of our Camp Ignite Summer Program, girls attended a one-day science experience at Camp Cosmos, offered by the Las Cumbres Observatory. Girls learned about asteroids, and digitally created an asteroid that they “launched” to hit California. They discussed the impact that such a hit would have on our planet.
Girls practiced their coding skills using Scratch, a kid-friendly coding program. The program presented many opportunities for problem-sovling, project design, and communication. As a bonuse: girls designed, built, and launched their own rockets! Thank you Camp Cosmos for an awesome STEM day!
Girls in the Camp Ignite Summer Program spent a week visiting local businesses to learn about the variety of entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara, from construction to interior design to engineering. At Sonos, girls learned how engineers build a sound proof room to test their new speakers and how to build a speaker, from coding to designing. At QAD, girls leanred about how a business operates in 27 different countries. Girls also learned what it takes to create a full software team, from design to product marketing. At Cabana Home, girls learned about interior design and running a company. And at RightScale, girls loved their “remote robot” tour guide and the obstacle course that illustrated how coding works.
Girls concluded their week with Girls Inc. Marketplace: a project where girls worked in teams to develop a product, manufacture and market that product, and sell the product to their peers, staff and parents at the Marketplace.
Thank you to The Pet House, Sonos, QAD, Cabana Home, RightScale, Allen Construction, and Gravitas Fitness for welcoming our girls and teaching them about running your own business – of all shapes and sizes!