Destination 2010: The Future Is Green
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 7:00AM
Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 7:00PM
Presentation Center - Redwood Forests of Santa Cruz Mountains
Girl Scouts of Northern California
The Future is Green
July 22 - August 1, 2010
Imagine cleaner air, less polluted waters, and very little waste being put into our landfills. Choose your area of interest: astronomy, robotics or the environment and discover how you and green technology can help make these dreams a reality. Astronomy participants will learn about the night sky, technology that is used to explore the universe, and how astronomers have become instrumental in research regarding global climate change and space debris. Robotics participants will explore the importance of robots in exploration, health care, and helping to make the world “green.” They will then design, build, and program their own robot to meet certain challenges. Environment participants will explore the eco-challenges and successes of the San FranciscoBay.
The first 8 nights you will be staying at the PresentationCenter nestled in the redwood forest of the Santa CruzMountains. This facility has received the Gold LEED Certification Award for its new WelcomingCenter and has a strong “green” mission. At the center you will participate in hands-on activities related to your area of interest and take fieldtrips to the California coast, NASAAmesResearchCenter, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Research Institute, and other local areas of interest. The last two nights you and the other 68 girls and chaperones will go to San Francisco for the “San Francisco Experience” including a visit to the California Academy of Sciences and a ride on a hybrid ferry in San FranciscoBay.
Who: Girls must be 13-18 years old (entering at least 9th grade at time of event)
Where: San FranciscoBay Area
When: July 22-August 1, 2010
Cost: $750 per girl (financial aid for the event and for travel is available to qualified applicants, see attached financial aid application)
Priority Deadline: January 19, 2010 (received by GSNC)
Extended Deadline: February 28, 2010 (received by GSNC)
Deposit: $200 due within 2 weeks of acceptance and will be applied to event fee.
Please include answers to the following questions in your essay:
p In what ways do you think technology and nature are merging?
p Explain how you think technology can help nature and/or how nature can help technology.
p What do you find most interesting about these topics: technology, environment, astronomy, robotics? (May include all topics or just those in which you are most interested.)
Please choose area of interest:
p Robotics p Astronomy & the Universe p Environment.
IMPORTANT: Return this top sheet with your application to:
Jean Fahy, Girl Scouts of Northern California, 7700 Edgewater Dr., Suite 340,
Oakland, CA94621 or by fax at 510-633-7925
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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