I heard a great but sad story about a young mom who borrowed money from the scam agency that our new attorney general whitaker was involved with, to patent a baby car alarm (thing). when there was a settlement, he was the only one who did not pay his restitution to this woman. Yep . . . not only are there the women inventors, but there are women who have had to eat the crow of scammers, con-men and evil tricksters ~ time to that sh#* to CHANGE! ... See MoreSee Less
Women have invented many of the products and technologies we use every day -- but many of us would be hard pressed to name even a single female inventor! From life rafts to rocket fuel to disposable diapers, women have invented amazing things. In fact, if you use GPS on your cell phone, turn on windshield wipers when you drive in the rain, or ever enjoyed an aquarium, you can thank the woman behind them!
In honor of the remarkable women whose breakthroughs have advanced technology and the ease of our day to day lives, in our blog post, "Sisters in Innovation," we're sharing the stories of twenty ingenious women whose inventions have changed the world. Whether they were coming up with their designs two centuries ago or are still working today, these clever creators deserve to have their stories told. We've even included a few stories of modern-day Mighty Girls who have taken up the challenge of becoming the inventors of today — and tomorrow.
And, to help you dig deeper into their stories and introduce these trailblazers to a new generation, we've also included resources such as books and posters focused on the featured inventors at the end of each profile for readers both young and old.
To read our blog post, "Sisters in Innovation: 20 Women Inventors You Should Know," visit www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=12223
For toys and kits to encourage your Mighty Girl's interest in invention and building, visit our blog post: "Building Her Dreams: Building Toys for Mighty Girls" at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10430
For several fun picture books about Mighty Girl inventors - all for ages 4 to 8 - check out “The Most Magnificent Thing” (www.amightygirl.com/the-most-magnificent-thing) and “Rosie Revere, Engineer” (www.amightygirl.com/rosie-revere-engineer)
And, for more books for children and teens about girls who love science and engineering, check out the titles in our blog post, "70 Books to Inspire Science-Loving Mighty Girls," at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=13914
GREAT NEWS! We have received a grant from The Maine Community Foundation to fund our Mainely Girls' Theater Company!! Our first meeting will be on Saturday January 12, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Normal Hall at UMPI, in Presque Isle. We invite 8th, 9th and 10th grade girls from all over Aroostook County to meet with us every Saturday to explore acting, dance, art and connection! PLEASE HELP US TO SPREAD THE WORD TO GIRLS YOU KNOW! Please consider volunteering to get girls to us! For more info call 768-5903! I see a Spring Pothole Tour in the works! Empowerment! I will be visiting schools this month to recruit, but you can be helpful too! Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
A new generation of game designers have realized that science and math games can be much more engaging than simply having kids recite trivia or memorize facts and figures. Newer STEM-themed games use clever rule design and colorful components to encourage critical thinking and make learning science and math easy and fun! In our blog post, "35 Science & Math Games for Mighty Girls," we've showcased our favorite STEM-themed games on everything from math concepts to chemical reactions to geology. With options for all ages, these games are an excellent way to teach new material, solidify understanding, and make learning science and math playful again!
To read our blog post, "35 Science & Math Games for Mighty Girls," visit www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=16714
For more toys to spark children's interest in learning about science in a hands-on way, visit our "Hands-On Science Kits" section at www.amightygirl.com/toys/toys-games/science-math
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Look for us next at the Balloon Festival! Thanks for all the support at the Potato Blossom Festival yesterday! We did fairly well selling our Panini! Anyone who wants to contribute to Mainley Girls ~ we are always happy to receive gifts of financial support for projects that empower girls! ... See MoreSee Less
UMPI and Nordic Heritage Sport Club are offering Adventure Camp July 23 to 28 at the Nordic Heritage Center! Open to area youth from 4th grade to 8th grade, kids will enjoy mountain biking, hiking/geocaching, kayaking, setting up a campsite, building a fire, campfire cooking, practicing survival skills and nature walks with science talks! Don't miss out! It's going to be an adventure! #umpiowls
Mainely Girls Conference was AWESOME! Science, Social Media, Identity, Art, Money, Swimming, Yoga, Drumming, Dancing, and Acting! WOW WOW WOW! 33 8th & 9th Grade Girls are a powerful force! We be doing this again! Thanks to ALL OUR SPONSORS! Those who gave money and time, gifts and knowledge - an investment in the girls of Aroostook County! MMG, Life by Design, Kathryn Olmstead, The Northern Lighthouse, The Cubby, Aroostook Federal Savings and Loan Bank, Robb & Laney Miller, Russ Mount, Annie Swanson, Swanson Law Offices, White Smiles, Machias Savings Bank, County Federal Credit Union, Presque Isle Rotary, Walmart, Dollar Tree, and our GoFundMe Contributors . . .Thank you Thank you Thank you! And now we move to UMPI for more growth and progress! MG Board of Directors is feeling pumped! And another big THANKS to Katie Zarrilli for being our Keynote Panel Moderator! (panel - Melissa McKenney, Emily Everitt, Meghan Everitt, and the most unique woman I know - Jazmine Bragdon, an original sister-IN-sight! ... See MoreSee Less
Three weeks to go until we, at Mainely Girls, greet 50 girls from all over Aroostook County for an overnight retreat at UMPI! Trying to raise $1,500 more toward our $5K goal! Almost there!💰💵 Check out our Go Fund Me Campaign under Mainely Girls Aroostook! And TY!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Our Mission: MAINELY GIRLS is a nonprofit organization based in Aroostook County that supports girls by creating empowering opportunities through arts and adventure-based activities, bookclubs, mentorships and civics initiatives. Our mission is to work proactively in rural communities and at th...