3.5 As Clear as Mud: Librarian as Facilitator during a Sedimentology Outreach Event for Young Girls

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 11:30 AM
Room 340/341 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Raquel Horlick, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

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In this presentation, I will share my experiences volunteering in a Sediment Dynamics Lab during a Girls in STEM outreach event. Girls in STEM (http://tulane.edu/sse/outreach/gist/ )is a Tulane University program designed to encourage and empower young girls to pursue careers in the sciences by matching them with female role models in science, engineering, and technology. During our workshop, girls aged 10-13 years old were invited to learn all about deltas (specifically the Mississippi River Delta) and how climate change affects our habitat (i.e., New Orleans). This was done via hands-on learning where girls were able to build and manipulate a delta in the lab. I will explain how the collaboration was formed, role played, lessons learned, and the benefits for librarians to participate in these types of STEM outreach opportunities.
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