NH Seacoast Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is an all day conference designed to immerse young women who are in 6th – 8th grades in hands-on experiences in science, math, engineering and technology. Professional women from math and science related fields facilitate workshops, talk about their careers, and serve as role models for the participants.
EYH presents science in a way that is fun, educational, and relevant to daily life. The conference includes an inspiring keynote speaker, hands-on workshops and closing ceremony. All activities take place at the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham, NH.
The conference is free to all participants thanks to volunteers and corporate sponsors who believe in the advancement of women in the areas of math and science.
Hands-on workshops provide a “can-do” experience that is too often missing in traditional science and mathematics classes.
At EYH, girls see dedicated professional woman working with their hands and then emulate them. Personal involvement and appropriate encouragement give the participants a positive sense of their capabilities.
Workshops are designed to empower young women in the sciences. They offer the opportunity to challenge personal limits and set new goals.
9:00 Check-In begins - lobby
Refreshments - Cafeteria
9:30 Breakfast and ice breaker
10:00 Welcome & Key Note Speaker
10:30 Workshop Session I
11:30 Workshop Session II
12:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30 Workshop Session III
2:30 Workshop Session IV
3:30 Closing Activity and prizes
4:00 Parent Pick-up
Join parents and educators for an informative day with presentations regarding hot teen topics including a viewing of the 2011 Sundance documentary film
which explores how the media's inaccurate portrayals of women have led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.
9:00 – Check-in and refreshment
9:45 – Join the students for welcome and keynote Address
Morning Adult Program
- “Girls in the Media” with Sarah Shanahan, Media Power Youth
- “Making it Work” with a female engineer and scientist panel
1:00 Lunch (provided)
Afternoon Adult Program
-“Funding Your Daughter's Education” with Kathleen Thomas, Ameriprise Financial
-“Parent to Parent” with Sandi Rubchinuk, Regional Coordinator for Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)
3:30 Join the students for closing remarks
All students need to submit a release form and mail to:
EAGFWC, P.O. Box 24, Exeter, NH 03833.
For MANDATORY release form, CLICK HERE
Exeter Area - GFWC
PO Box 24, Exeter, NH 03833