Fall Is Here!

Posted at 4:09 pm September 26, 2006 by Cindy Spiva-Evans

The days are cooler and shorter. The fog rolls in off the sea. And the voices of teenagers playing basketball reverberate over the fence that separates the San Diego Zoo from Roosevelt Middle School. The school year has started and with it, another season of the Zoo’s Girl In Science program!

Summer is a long time for me to be away from these girls that I have grown to know and adore, and I always look forward to the first day back as a time to touch base, share hugs, and hear about what the girls spent their summers doing. This year was no different, and as we wrapped up the second of our two afternoons, I found myself thrilled to be back in the swing of things!

Along with a batch of new girls who have joined up, we also welcome Rachael Marcon, who will be stepping in as a second facilitator, assisting me with the day-to-day operations of the program. Welcome, Rachael””we’re glad you’re here!

The fall schedule looks exciting and the girls are revved up! First stop””giraffes!

Cindy Spiva-Evans is an educator at the San Diego Zoo.

Girls In Science is a program for Roosevelt Middle School girls which creates science-based experiences with professional women at the San Diego Zoo. The program is funded through the generosity of the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Read about previous Girls In Science sessions here.

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One Response to “Fall Is Here!”

  1. Margaret says:

    Sounds like a great program. Lots of fun, motivation, and a definite benefit to the girls, the school, the zoo, the facilitators, and the animals. Wishing you a wonderful adventurous year. There is always lots to be done and to learn in a zoo environment. With so many new animals there will be great learning opportunities for the girls.

    I look forward to more postings on this year’s program.