Posted: Sep 22, 2012 7:31 PM by Keele Smith - KPAX News
Updated: Sep 23, 2012 8:30 AM
MISSOULA- A local nonprofit is bringing girls in the community together and teaching them cool things, like science.
The Girls Way and the University of Montana's Spectrum group put on the SCI GIRLS event Saturday to teach girls about the world of science.
Girls got to see how microscopes work, learn about DNA extraction and listen to animals communicate with different bird sounds.
Boys and families were also invited to the free event.
Girls Way staff member Roisin Nakada says they welcome all girls in the community and teaching science is a way to get them involved with the program.
"We have such a diverse range of classes that girls can be involved in," Nakada said. "We want to kind of like break down stereotypes of what's like the correct way to like learn something and outreach to everybody."
The second annual Light the Path benefit for the Girls Way is on Sept. 29.
For more information visit www.thegirlsway.org.