Thursday, November 10, 2016
GEMS Workshop held at Warren County Library
Ten girls and six adult leaders participated in a GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) workshop on Saturday morning at the Warren County Library. The participants, 5th and 6th grade girls from schools in Warren County as well as homeschoolers, rotated among six stations, featuring Probability, Pressure, Gadgets, Sound, the Brain, and Water. There was plenty of opportunity for hand-on learning, and lots of enthusiasm at all stations. The girls exercised skills of prediction, estimation, calculation, and figuring cause and effect as they moved among the tables. The activity was co-sponsored by AAUW (American Association of University Women), Monmouth Area branch; and Warren County Public Library. Leaders and other facilitators were members of AAUW; Danielle Morrison, Youth Services Librarian; and other active and retired teachers. AAUW is planning another GEMS activity day for the Spring.