Will the girls be chaperoned?
All symposium participants will be divided into groups of 25 girls, based on the workshop stream that each girl has selected. Each group will have 2 chaperones.
If you have an emergency on the day of the event and need to reach your daughter, please call 604.443.7556.
What should they bring?
To reduce plastic waste, we ask that each participant bring a refillable water bottle to use throughout the day. Each girl will receive a lanyard with their name and group colour, an event T-shirt and a cinch sack with nut-free snacks. They will also be provided with a continental breakfast and a lunch. There will be an area for jackets and bags; however, we strongly encourage the girls to leave any valuables at home. There will be no coat check.
How does check-in and pickup work?
Check-in is between 7:45am and 8:30am. Please park in the Science World public lot. Parking will be free until 9am. Please enter through the main doors of Science World. Check-in will be by last name. Parents must accompany and sign in their daughters.
In order to make the pickup process as easy as possible, parents will be asked to meet their daughters in a designated lab space inside Science World. You will be receiving an email with a summary of the day’s events, as well as check-in and pickup instructions. We will provide detailed maps at the time of check-in that will identify the pickup location. Please note parking limited and will not be free at this time.
Should you wish for your child to sign themselves out at the end of the event, a signed permission form must be completed at the time of check-in.
Do I need to pack a lunch?
No. Lunch will be provided. The day will begin with a light continental breakfast. Girls will be provided with nut-free snacks during the day. Any special dietary requests must be noted at time of registration. If you prefer, you are welcome to bring your own lunch. There will not be time to buy a lunch.
What will the girls be doing?
The girls will have a fun-filled day of hands-on STEAM activities, along with inspiring keynote addresses from accomplished women in STEAM. For a more detailed look at the day, visit the Symposium schedule
If I have any questions, who should I contact?
For general event information, please visit the Girls and STEAM webpage or call 604.443.7489.