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Monday, August 2 at 5:30 p.m. SciGirls

(Rochester, NY) WXXI presents a new series for tweens called SciGirls, airing Mondays through Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11), beginning August 2. The series is designed to encourage girls to be curious about science, technology, engineering and math – or S.T.E.M., the hottest topic in U.S. education today.

Each half-hour episode follows a different group of enthusiastic, real SciGirls, who collaborate, communicate, engineer, and discover. They’re accompanied by two animated characters – a plucky SciGirl named Izzie and her best friend Jake, who tie the series together with their ongoing adventures.

Integrating TV and the Web, each SciGirls episode begins on the site’s homepage, where Izzie goes when she finds herself in jams that only science can fix. She surfs to the site, jumps into a video of real-life SciGirls, and follows their story, learning and exploring every step of the way. Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the website, a totally safe social network where they can create personal pages, design their own avatars, upload cool projects, and make friends.

Ultimately, SciGirls is about giving girls the confidence to make their own discoveries in science and engineering. 

Photo Credit: Twin Cities Public Television


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