Girl Scouts exploring space? Sounds like a great opportunity!

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and Girl Scouts of the USA  have announced details for a program called Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts. It will offer more girls opportunities to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math through new Space Science Badges.

Research shows that women are still vastly underrepresented in these fields and exposing them at a young age is vital to ignite their curiosity and close the gap. So girls as young as 5-years old will now have the opportunity to become equipped with the confidence and skills they need to take their interest in these topics to the next level.

The new Space Science badges will be available for girls at every Girl Scout grade level. The badges will provide a pathway for girls to develop a lifetime love of the cosmos and its endless possibilities.

The badges range from Space Science Explorer, which introduces Daisies in kindergarten and first grade, to the fundamentals of space science, to Space Science Master, which engages Ambassadors in grades 11 and 12 in their own explorations of space based on research that NASA scientists are conducting.

Other badges include space Science Adventurer (for Brownies), Space Science Investigator (for Juniors), Space science Researcher (for Cadettes), and the Space Science Expert (for Seniors.)