GRITS (Girls, Rock, Investigation, Technology & Science) is an after-school program for girls in grades 5-8. GRITS girls spend one day a week further exploring their interests in the field of scientific discovery, through innovative and exciting experiments, research and exploration. Topics include (but are definitely not limited to!) sustainable living, energy conservation, thermal-dynamics, engineering, biology (dissection), and women in science.
Their learning will be taken to a personal, applicable level when they create their EXPO project at the end of the year, using the scientific process to test a self-created hypothesis. Students will go on field trips (NC Arboretum, The Energy Exchange and more!), and participate in our annual end of the year trip, which will surely challenge the girls to step out of their comfort zones while participating in some really fun activities! The GRITS program is a fantastic opportunity for girls in grades 5-7 to make new friends while focusing on a subject that girls are so frequently left out of. Our goal is to turn more female minds to science, and have fun while doing so!