With only a few weeks to go before the fourth annual Girls in SCIENCE event at UW-River Falls, it is time to make your plans and get registered. This event has received rave reviews from parents and youth.

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On Saturday, April 13, 2019, youth will meet and work with scientists, researchers, faculty and university students from Physics, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Health & Human Performance, Biology & Tissue Engineering, Chemistry & Biotechnology, Plant & Earth Science, and Psychology & Neuroscience.

All genders are welcome. Please register via River Falls Community Education at rflearns.org. Go to "Register Now" and then choose the morning session for youth in grades 3-6 or the afternoon session for youth in grades 6-9. (Sixth graders can choose which session works best for them.) The morning session will run 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The afternoon session will happen 1-5:15 p.m. Each group of students will cycle through four different hands-on activities.

Full and partial scholarships are still available. To register with a scholarship or to request that registered youth be grouped together, please email rellen.hardtke@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-4230. The event cost is $22, and an $11 event T-shirt can also be ordered at the time of registration. Please indicate the T-shirt size when registering.

Please register by March 30. Registration may close earlier if the sessions fill.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a water bottle and to wear comfortable shoes. A snack will be provided. Check in and drop off will be at Hagestad Hall on the UW-River Falls campus, 262 E. Cascade Ave. Parking is free on Saturdays in the parking lot across from Hagestad.

Each participant will receive a take-home bag of items donated by local companies and institutions. Companies and organizations that would like to support the Girls in SCIENCE event, donate items for the take-home bags, and be recognized in the thank you list, please contact AAUW President Lorraine Davis at ldavis4762@aol.com.

This event is sponsored by the UWRF Physics Department, UWRF Honors Program, UWRF Teacher Education Program, UWRF College of Arts & Sciences, UWRF Women's & Gender Studies Program, UWRF STEM departments, AAUW-River Falls, Allina Health and the St. Croix Valley Foundation.