Girls Energy Conservation Corps

September 1st, 2008 - August 31st, 2013 | PROJECT

TERC and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts are partnering to create an energy monitoring and conservation afterschool program for approximately 5,500 girls ages 8-11 in eastern Massachusetts. The goals of the Girls Energy Conservation Corps (GECCo) project are to involve girls in learning and applying science, using technology, developing leadership and communication skills, educating peers, saving energy, and addressing the global issue of climate change. The project is (1) developing activity-based Guides to help girls understand, monitor, and reduce energy use, (2) understand the connection between their own energy consumption and climate change, and (3) setting goals to cumulatively reduce their energy consumption.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products
Girls Energy Conservation Corps poster
Girls Energy Conservation Corps presentation
Girls Energy Conservation Corps Girl Scout Summative Evaluation

Team Members

Gillian Puttick, Principal Investigator, TERC Inc
Joan Reilly, Co-Principal Investigator, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Brian Drayton, Co-Principal Investigator, TERC Inc
Katherine LeLacheur, Former Co-Principal Investigator, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0813434
Funding Amount: 1834947


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Climate | Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Geoscience and geography | Nature of science | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Public Programs