INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
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Becoming WISE about the Environment: A Novel Approach to an Overnight Summer Science Camp for Young Females

Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2021, 17(2), e2233, https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/9331
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ABSTRACT

In order to encourage female students to pursue science as a career, an overnight science camp known as the Women in Science Experience (WISE) was developed and implemented at Mount St. Joseph University. The camp was developed for girls who were 14-17 years of age as a residential experience to simulate life on a university campus. This manuscript describes the implementation of the camp, including development of content and organization of the camp schedule.  The camp was evaluated by student participants using a survey that contained Likert-style and open response questions, with students reporting overall satisfaction with the camp. The manuscript discusses the student responses to the survey and describes the lessons learned from the entire process of developing and running WISE.

KEYWORDS

informal science education secondary education gender and STEM

CITATION (APA)

Bindis, M., & Currie, C. (2021). Becoming WISE about the Environment: A Novel Approach to an Overnight Summer Science Camp for Young Females. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 17(2), e2233. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/9331
Harvard
Bindis, M., and Currie, C. (2021). Becoming WISE about the Environment: A Novel Approach to an Overnight Summer Science Camp for Young Females. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 17(2), e2233. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/9331
Vancouver
Bindis M, Currie C. Becoming WISE about the Environment: A Novel Approach to an Overnight Summer Science Camp for Young Females. INTERDISCIP J ENV SCI ED. 2021;17(2):e2233. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/9331
AMA
Bindis M, Currie C. Becoming WISE about the Environment: A Novel Approach to an Overnight Summer Science Camp for Young Females. INTERDISCIP J ENV SCI ED. 2021;17(2), e2233. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/9331
Chicago
Bindis, Michael, and Christa Currie. "Becoming WISE about the Environment: A Novel Approach to an Overnight Summer Science Camp for Young Females". Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education 2021 17 no. 2 (2021): e2233. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/9331
MLA
Bindis, Michael et al. "Becoming WISE about the Environment: A Novel Approach to an Overnight Summer Science Camp for Young Females". Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, vol. 17, no. 2, 2021, e2233. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/9331

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