As an educator in the STEM world, how can you make the science of everyday life come alive in the classroom? Greenlight for girls recognises the need for teachers and volunteers around the world to implement an interactive day of hands-on fun learning by realising that science can be combined with everything you see around you. Our aim is to inspire you to do the same! 

Here's what you can do...

1) Ask us ifyou would like to find a STEM role model in your area to come to your classroom - we can help!

2) Conduct your own "g4g in the classroom" event! Whether you're a teacher, scout leader, individual or parent - here's a chance to create your own science experiments in your school (or even in your kitchen!).

3) Let us know your plans before the day! We can send you the g4g logo and communicate many engaging experiment ideas. 

4) Remember to send us your photos and tell us all about your event! We will share this with the g4g world on all our media.

We organise these events in the US, Belgium, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in India and in Brazil. Where next? You tell us!


g4g in the classroom@EEB2 in Woluwe, Brussels

On June 16th, 2015 g4g celebrated the end of the school year with a dynamic group of students & teachers at EEB2 with a FULL & FUN-filled day of hands-on science & technology workshops... from breaking code to stimulate electrical lights and circuits to taking on the role of forensic scientist - CSI style - and of course... creating your own Human DNA necklace!!

From English to Swedish to French - with ~ 60 boys and girls alike - g4g engaged this diverse and energetic group of kids in the heart of the European district in Brussels. To the wonderful teachers & amazing role models - Celeste, Carina & Catarina -THANK YOU! Merci! And TACK!! Get the full album here!

g4g with wonderful EEB2 teachers: Carina, Catarina & Celeste

g4g with wonderful EEB2 teachers: Carina, Catarina & Celeste

              Can you guess what's inside those test tubes?

              Can you guess what's inside those test tubes?

                Alyson & Jelena showing off their own DNA!

                Alyson & Jelena showing off their own DNA!

      EEB2 girls showing off the final product! #DNAnecklace

      EEB2 girls showing off the final product! #DNAnecklace


g4g in the classroom in Pine Bush District, New York

"What do you get when you take the following and mix well: 87 eager 5th graders in pajamas, 6 enthusiastic teachers (also in pajamas), 4 transformed classrooms, notebooks and glow sticks, and HALLOWEEN?...You get an amazing day of inquiry, discovery, teamwork, learning, and FUN!" - Andrea

On October 31st, 2014 our NY Project Manager, Andrea Urmston sets an example for us all as she led a team of teachers in our first ever g4g in the classroom event in New York! Andrea has been an educator for over 15 years, loves Math and lives for her kids - engaging and inspiring them every step of the way...

Read all about the event in our Blog section!

Listen in to the feature with our Science on Air broadcast by clicking here.

Contact our g4g NY Project Manager, Andrea directly for any questions you may have!

                         Showing off their scientific skills!

                         Showing off their scientific skills!

                                   Our future Einsteins! 

                                   Our future Einsteins! 

              Gumdrop pumpkins: 'sink or swim' experiment

              Gumdrop pumpkins: 'sink or swim' experiment

           Andrea and the terrific team @ Circleville Elementary

           Andrea and the terrific team @ Circleville Elementary


g4g in the classroom in New Bedford, Boston Area

          The girls do an engineering experiment using Legos!

                       The Signature Daisy Experiment! 

"Do you know what I learned today?  Science is sticky!” exclaimed one OSS student after spending the afternoon constructing a tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. 

On May 23 2012, 50 students from Our Sisters’ School in New Bedford, Massachusetts had the opportunity to explore engineering as a career.  US Director, Sarah Thomas, and g4g Founder, Melissa Rancourt, led hands-on workshops using daisies, legos, spaghetti and marshmallows to demonstrate science and engineering concepts. 

The girls were also given the opportunity to learn about one of our greenlight schools in another part of the world – the Democratic Republic of Congo.  After viewing a video made by the girls in the DRC, “Science through our eyes”,  the OSS girls were full of questions about life in the Congo.  When seeing the girls at school, one OSS girl exclaimed, “They wear uniforms too!  Just like us.” Scroll down to see the video!

Greenlight for girls would like to thank the Director and teachers of the school for their enthusiasm to conduct a day of science for the girls – and the girls themselves for an inspiring day for everyone. 

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g4g in the classroom in Bangalore, India

Melissa and Chandana traveled to Parikrma School in Bangalore India in 2012 and visited a couple of classrooms where they demonstrated the lego engineering experiment and engaged the young girls and boys with STEM. 

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           Melissa explaining the science behind their fun

  Chandana watches over the girls as they do their experiment


g4g in the classroom in Brazil

Trying their hand at the spaghetti & marshmallow experiment

Trying their hand at the spaghetti & marshmallow experiment

       Another group of girls test out their engineering skills


Science through their eyes!

We visited 3 schools, and not only did we do classroom experiments but also let the girls show us science through their eyes. We asked the children to show through pictures what science is to them and this is what they came up with....