EYH The Lyceum of Monterey County

EYH The Lyceum of Monterey County

November 17, 2018

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hartnell College - Student Center: Bldg C 411 Central Ave Salinas, CA 93901

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About the conference


Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference for girls in grades 5-10. This day-long event will include hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). At the conference, girls will get a chance to meet STEM role models and learn more about careers in those fields. Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges.

Breakfast of bagels and muffins will be served to student participants, and lunch will be pizza (cheese and pepperoni options) and salad. You may send your child with a bag lunch if preferable.

Students should wear close-toed comfortable shoes and dress in layers.
A tote bag will be provided at registration for students to carry materials.
Find out more about the National Expanding Your Horizons Organization by going to the National EYH Website and watch a video of girls enjoying an EYH event.

Conference location

Hartnell College - Student Center: Bldg C 411 Central Ave Salinas, CA 93901

Sample student workshops

Slow-Sinking Secrets of Plankton

Plankton, the tiny plants and animals drifting in the ocean, face an unexpected challenge: maintaining a specific distance from the surface. Who are these organisms, and how do they end up where they need to be? Learn about the biology and physics of staying afloat, sinking down, and what it takes to sink very, very slowly. You will meet real, live plankton under a microscope and then build your own plankton models with craft supplies to race in our large tank. Slowest sinking plankton wins!

Fantastic Deep-Sea Beasts and Where to Find Them

Think of the weirdest animal you can: does it have eyes INSIDE of its head? Can it flash different colors depending on its mood? Is it able to use toxic chemicals to grow nutritious food for itself? These may sound alien, but all of these are examples of some of the bizarre adaptations of animals that live in the deep sea. In this activity we’ll walk through some of the amazing deep-sea animals living in Monterey Bay that have been studied by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and then we’ll categorize the animals we see into “ecospaces” that life can occupy. Ecospaces are defined by habitat, mobility level, and feeding style.

Time Title Leader
10:00 am All About the Planets Pimol Moth
10:00 am Birds Everywhere! Zeca Glucs
10:00 am Code It Ana Santos
10:00 am Exploring Geology through VR Ana Garcia-Garcia
10:00 am Fantastic Deep-Sea Beasts Amanda Kahn
10:00 am Land and Sea Watershed Model Amanda Good
10:00 am Ocean Acidification Christina Richardson

Sample adult workshops

Using Film & Storytelling in Science Education
Presented by Leah Tremblay, SJSC, Green Ninja Click here
(Teacher workshop, Parents welcome to attend)

Our Daughters in Math: High School, College, and Beyond
Presented by Senorina Vazquez
(Parent Workshop, Teachers welcome to attend)

Time Title Leader
10:00 am Creative Ideas to Expand Students Thinking About STEM Anna Munoz
1:00 pm Thinking Ahead About College Alice Kleeman

Keynote speaker

Dr. Kakani Katija, Principal Engineer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute