This sounds like an amazing program for middle school girls who love science:
Girls in Science Connect: Nature at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences is an eight-week program for sixth and seventh grade girls who have shown ability and strong interest in science, according to the museum's website.
"The Girls in Science mission is to engage girls in hands-on science experiences in the natural world and in the museum, and to create a safe atmosphere where girls’ natural curiosity can flourish," according to the website.
Participants will meet female scientists from a range of disciplines, go behind the scenes at the museum and go out in the field. The program ends with a Night at the Museum overnight stay and an open house for parents and teachers.
The program can accept up to 20 girls from Wake and surrounding counties. A current or previous science teacher and another adult unrelated to them must nominate them. The group will meet weekly. The website notes that it is a "major time investment." The program fee is $150 and covers equipment and expenses.
For more information, check the museum's website. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Sept. 16. The program begins Oct. 3.