Girls Get WISE Science Retreat - STEAM Mash-Up

August 15th-16th, 2017

WISE students and mentor using laptop

Join us for a fun, educational, two day-long science retreat! You'll experience hands-on learning about science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), plus a mentoring session with senior female WISE students at Acadia University. WISE Acadia aims to provide junior and senior high school girls access to role models active in the science and engineering fields through mentorships, webinars and science camps.

This overnight retreat is open to all girls entering Grades 7-8, at a cost of $60 per student.


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Day 1

8:00-8:30am Residence Check-in at Christofor Hall
8:30-9:00am Meet WISE Session Leaders
9:15-10:45am WISE Sessions: Hidden Figures/Girls in Motion
10:45am Nutrition Break
11:00-11:45am Horton High's All Girls Robotics Team
12:00-1:00pm Lunch at Wheelock Dining Hall
1:15-2:45pm WISE Sessions: Girls in Motion/Hidden Figures
2:45-3:00pm Nutrition Break
3:00-5:00pm Recreation/Downtime
5:00-6:00pm Dinner at Wheelock Dining Hall
7:00pm Movie Night & Snacks
9:00pm Astronomy Session & Campfire


Day 2

8:00-8:30am Breakfast
8:45-10:15am WISE Sessions: Left Neglected/Mi'kmaw Botany
10:15am Nutrition Break
10:30-12:00pm WISE Sessions: Mi'kmaw Botany/Left Neglected
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:15-2:30pm WISE Mentoring Session
2:30-3:00pm Wrap-up Activity
3:15-3:30pm Pick-up at Christofor Hall

Contact Us

phone Phone: 902-585-1434
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6568
Fax:  902-585-1081 
phone Rhodes Hall, Attn: Open Acadia
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS 
B4P 2R6
Monday — Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm AST