Yes, another semester of the San Diego Zoo’s Girls In Science (GIS) program has just started up, and despite the unusually cold weather here in San Diego (ice on the windshield this morning), the girls are ready to get started!
Our first meeting was last week. We sped through the rules and requisite paperwork to touch on the Big Trip scheduled for our semester’s end””whale-watching! We’ve never done anything like this as a group, and most of the girls have never been out on a large boat, so we’re all really excited! I’m especially looking forward to it because, just a few weeks later, I will be leading a WorldWild Tours trip to the San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California, which is a gray whale calving lagoon. This is a Zoological Soicety of San Diego-sponsored trip, and I’m really looking forward to the opportunity.
But for now, we’re off to meet one of the most popular (and talented) animals in the Zoo, our Indian rhino, Gram!
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.
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