The STEAM for Girls camp is underway for girls ages eight through 12 in Arroyo Grande.
The specialty camp is designed to give young girls hands-on experiences in chemistry, physics, ecology, engineering, biology and other science and technology fields. Local expert women are serving as mentors to talk about what they do on the Central Coast.
"We’re helping expose young girls to the idea that energy is important for quality of life," said Heather Matteson, Women in Nuclear for Diablo Canyon. "Energy is complex and there are lots of different factors that go into how we create energy."
This is the fifth year of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) camp in Arroyo Grande. STEAM is meant to provide access to successful role models and encourage confidence in young people.
Friday, campers will be learning how to lasso lizards, visit with a bearded dragon, test their self-built solar ovens and make ice cream with liquid nitrogen.
STEAM Camp for Girls