Adventure Girls

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An interactive program for girls in grades 2-6, Adventure Girls gives girls the opportunity to meet once a month with women who are defying gender stereotypes and challenging notions of what a girl or woman “should” do or be. Adventure Girls brings girls together with college mentors and women facilitators to learn how mountaineers, race car drivers, boat captains, and other daring women chose to do what they do and how they've found the courage to follow their dreams.

 Come join us for our Fall 2014 season!

Register today at https://hghw.wufoo.com/forms/adventure-girls-registration/

October 4th: Linda Hartkopf, owner of Hart to Hart Farm, will teach us about life as a female farmer and business women. Where does our food come from? What do farmers have to do to make sure the animals are healthy, the tractor's running, and the crops are growing? Girls will find out at this event!                                                                                                                                        
Location: Hart to Hart Farm, 16 Duck Pond Lane, Albion, ME.                                                 
Individual Registration: 10am-12pm     Group Registration: 1pm-3pm

October 11th: Meet Jamee Luce and the students of the Infinite Loop Robotics Team! Girls will see demonstrations and learn the different ways to construct vehicles and overcome obstacles using Lego Mindstorm technology.                                                                                                               
Location: Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee High Drive, Oakland, ME.              
Individual Registration: 10am-12pm     Group Registration: 1pm-3pm

November 8th: Join reptile expert Lauren Barker for a lesson on what makes her snakes and lizards healthy and happy. Owner of Gruesome Geckos in Gardiner, ME, Lauren breeds and educates about her reptiles in schools, at expositions, and Adventure Girls! Come meet some geckos and see if the reptile business is right for you!                                                                                                  
Location: Hardy Girls Healthy Women, 177 Main St, Waterville, ME.                                            
Group Registration: 12-2pm     Individual Registration: 2:30-4:30pm

November 15th: Come test your outdoor survival skills with Maine Conservation Corp's Stevie Dembowski: a wilderness trip leader, conservationist, and outdoor enthusiast. Stevie will take us through some activities that are essential to know if you ever want to spend your time backpacking and camping through the great outdoors!                                                                                  
Location: Colby Arboretum, Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME                                             
Individual Registration: 11am-1pm     Group Registration: 2pm-4pm

December 6th: Meet Pamela Boivin, a professor at the University of Maine and at Kennebec Valley Community College. With an extensive legal background in a few different fields. With past jobs
such as a domestic violence police officer, special agent, and assistant district attorney, Pamela is going to give Adventure Girls a taste of what it's like to be a lawyer and work in law enforcement!         Location: Hardy Girls Healthy Women, 177 Main St, Waterville, ME                                        
Individual Registration: 10am-12pm     Group Registration: 1pm-3pm

December 14th: Come join Waterville's current mayor Karen Heck and city counsellor Dana Bushee with a discussion of the city's new Pay As You Throw trash collection system and single stream recycling program. Come learn about where your trash goes, how it affects the city, some of the challenges city council has faced trying to get this program up and running, and the importance of recycling (it's easy once you try!).                                                                                              
Location: Hardy Girls Healthy Women, 177 Main St, Waterville, ME.                                       
Individual Registration: 10am- 12pm     Group Registration: 1pm- 3pm

Each adventure is $20 per session (discounted to $110 for all six adventures)                       
Discounts are offered to group registrations (e.g. Girl Scout troops, car pools, etc.)                            
-3 or more girls: $15 per girl                                                                                                                   
-6 or more girls: $10 per girl

Scholarships are available

 Register today at https://hghw.wufoo.com/forms/adventure-girls-registration/

Advertising for Adventure Girls is a bit different this year, so be sure to watch out for the Spring 2015 season in January!

For more information about Adventure Girls contact Jessica Leighton, Program Coordinator, jessica.leighton@hghw.org.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Through the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to ensure that all girls can attend Adventure Girls sessions regardless of their ability to pay.  Thank you!

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Funded in part by grants from MaineGeneral Health, the Maine Women's Fund and People's United Community Foundation.

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