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Girls and science, the perfect mix

At last year’s science workshop for girls, participants worked with UW-River Falls chemistry professors and students to test the pH of various household products. (Submitted photo)

RIVER FALLS -- Girls in SCIENCE: Seeing, Creating, Inventing, Exploring, Naming, Cooperating, and Experimenting will be held Saturday, April 1, at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Youths in grades 4-5 will experience hands-on science from 8 a.m. to noon and youths in grades 6-8 will have that opportunity from 1-5 p.m.

Attendees will meet scientists, university science students and professors, and cycle through four 50-minute fun, hands-on activities from the fields of neuroscience, chemistry, physics, mathematics, physiology, aviation, engineering, forensics, or medicine.

The UW-River Falls Physics Department, UWRF College of Arts & Sciences, UWRF Women's & Gender Studies Program, and the River Falls Branch of AAUW are co-sponsors of the event.

Register online with River Falls Community Education at

Additional information and paper registration forms are available in the River Falls School District Community Education Winter/Spring 2017 bulletin.

The program fee is $18 and includes an event T-shirt and take-home items.

Registration closes in early March or when full.

Limited scholarships are available through a grant from Allina Health. Contact Rellen Hardtke at or 715-425-4230 for information.