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Scenes from 'SciGirls' season 2 (Image 2)

In a season 2 episode of "SciGirls" the girls build an underwater ROV


In season 2 "SciGirls" episode "Aquabots," the girls dive into underwater robotics at the U.S. Naval Academy, building a SeaPerch ROV (remotely operated vehicle) to investigate artificial oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay.

The Emmy Award-winning television show, produced by Twin Cities Public Television and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is the only PBS series built on best practices for engaging girls ages nine to 13 in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The show features real girls that viewers can relate to.

"SciGirls" third season, which premiered in April 2015, was developed in partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and highlights citizen science. Citizen science initiatives invite all curious, bright, ordinary people (like the SciGirls!) to observe and record data about everything from birds to beaches, monarchs to maple trees, and then share it with professional scientists for use in research.

You can learn more about "SciGirls" Here.

NSF believes citizen science is an important tool to connect the public with science and involve the broader, non-expert community in research on STEM. Several NSF-supported citizen scientists have been honored by the White House's Champions of Change in recent years.

To learn more about some recently-supported NSF citizen science projects, see the NSF Discovery story Science by, of and for the people. (Date of Image: 2012) [Image 2 of 6 related images. See Image 3.]

Credit: SciGirls, Twin Cities Public Television
 
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