Eighth Grade Girls Go Green

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

The future is looking a little "greener" as hundreds of middle school girls are learning about environmentally friendly jobs.

Friday, 250 eighth grade girls from Wood County schools attended Girls Go Green at WVU Parkersburg.

The event is designed to educate the students about career opportunities in green jobs, and the girls say they learned a lot.

"We learned how to use a cabbage as a little PH tester for how much acid is in there, and it's like amazing," Shannon Knight, a Williamstown High student, said.

"It's a good experience for all of us girls to see what we can get into when we're in science," Sydni Menking, a Jackson Middle student, said.

The girls spent the day doing a variety of science projects, and having some interesting discussions, such as how to make your car run on french fry grease.

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  • by Sydni's Mom Location: Parkersburg on Oct 18, 2009 at 09:07 AM
    I'm very proud of you baby girl and you were very articulate and had a great tv presence I feel what you girls are trying to accomplish is wonderful keep it up and you will all go far!
  • by ViennaGuy Location: Vienna on Oct 17, 2009 at 09:44 PM
    nik, I'm not sure what you mean by 'being negative.' What's negative about girls and boys both learning about environmentally-friendly jobs?
  • by nik Location: parkersburg on Oct 17, 2009 at 02:17 PM
    Why do people always want to take something positive and try to turn it into a negative,, Viennaguy do You say the same about all the Ball games you watch
  • by ViennaGuy Location: Vienna on Oct 16, 2009 at 09:15 PM
    Shouldn't events like these include boys, too?
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