Two students in biology lab

Two Girl Scouts participate in an heart anatomy lab Photographer: Jade Grabau

Ninety-six 9th through 12th graders from the Rochester Public Schools participated the first Girl Scout ConnectZ Scrubs camp on Tuesday, May 19 at Winona State University-Rochester. South Central College in Mankato and Century College in White Bear Lake also held a similar event on Tuesday.

The girls explored a variety of careers in the health sciences through fun and engaging hands-on activities, while surrounded by women professionals.  The Rochester site offered girls activities ranging from sheep heart dissection to learning how to flush an IV.

According to Misun Bormann, Director of Statewide K-16 Partnership and Outreach, HealthForce Minnesota, “The energy on campus was wonderful. We heard positive comments from the girls and their leaders. The Girl Scouts left feeling inspired, excited, and most importantly knowing they have the potential to pursue a health science career.”

“Today is helping me see more in depth what it’s like to be in the medical field. I hope to be a pediatrician,” said Girl Scout Atong.

Girls Scout ConnectZ Day is a collaborative project between HealthForce Minnesota, Girl Scouts of River Valley, Century College, South Central College, Winona State University-Rochester and Rochester Community and Technical College. For additional information contact HealthForce Minnesota at 507.280.5034.

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