Event Seeks to Boost Girls’ Interest in Science
NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System will host its annual Brownie Science in Action! Day and Girl Scouts Science Discovery! Day for Brownie Girl Scout troops throughout the New Orleans metro area.
Brownies Science in Action! Day and Girl Scouts Science Discovery! Day
Saturday, April 13th
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner, 180 West Esplanade Avenue
Throughout the day girls will perform experiments led by Ochsner employee volunteers. The goal of the event is to generate a love of science among girls who may someday be doctors, nurses or medical researchers. After participating in the event, participants will earn an official Girl Scout patch.
Cost to participate is $10 per girl, which includes lunch, a patch and experiments. The event is open to Brownie troops through the Girl Scouts Louisiana East. The deadline to register is Friday, March 22nd or when the event reaches maximum capacity of 50 girls. Registration forms can be found on the Girl Scouts Louisiana East website at http://www.gsle.org/calendar/gs_calendar_build.asp?YYMM=1304&level=1000. Forms must be faxed to (504) 842-3254.
For more information about Academic Outreach at Ochsner or to get involved, please contact Allison Sharai at EducationOutreach@ochsner.org or visit the Academic Outreach website (http://academics.ochsner.org/outreach.aspx).
About Academic Outreach
Academic Outreach, a unit of the Community Outreach Department of Ochsner Clinic Foundation, serves the community and maintains Ochsner’s position as a global academic leader by supporting educational development, providing unique academic resources, and connecting students and teachers with innovative academic opportunities. Academic Outreach supports the advancement of K-12 science and health career education in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area through the STAR summer scholars program, iLab outreach student laboratory, job shadow and field trip programs, and numerous school district and individual school partnerships that reach almost 2,000 students each year.
Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with eight hospitals and 38 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 16 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Hospital” across 11 specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 13,000 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.