All-girl Lego camp stimulates creativity

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June 27, 2013, 11:29 am
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(NECN/NBC News: Meg Coyle) - Welcome to the site of Seattle’s next state-of-the-art factory.

There are no architects here, no developers, and no boys.

It’s just girls tapping into their inner-engineer, and they come with experience.

It's a first of its kind camp with all girls and all Legos.

Molly Lebowitz of Play-Well Teknologies said, "Legos is simply our tool it's kinda how we con kids into learning engineering?"

"We really wanna give them the opp to have an equally challenging curriculum with the same Legos the boys are using and they love it."

These are the building blocks to a better understanding of subjects that can seem off limits to girls.

Sandi Everlove of Washington Stem said, "It’s an American cultural stereotype that girls don't do math."

Everlove and Washington Stem are trying to change that.

Lego camps and other stem-stimulating concepts can go a long way. They just haven't gone far enough.

"Places where they don't necessarily have exposure to the kinds of stem and tech opps that kids in king county have."

Watch the attached video for more.

Tags: math, science, Legos, camp
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