WHAT WE DO
High5Girls is a place for you who miss a community of interest within science and technology.
If you are curious and want to try new things, then at camps you can have a look into a wide range of jobs and studies that are about developing new and sustainable products for the world.
We do camps on many different science areas – everything from sustainable clothing production, pain research to robots and artificial intelligence
We have around 100 role models and it is they who decide which camps we offer. Together with them, we develop a program based on their passion and knowledge. At a Camp we always visit a university or a company that works with the technology.
When we plan a programme, we make sure that there is variety, that it is fun and that you get to try something that you have probably never tried before.
And most importantly, make sure there is room for you – just as you are.
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A camp is a 2-day event where you have to experience a technology and meet the role models who work with it.
For us, technology is always connected to the problem it is trying to solve. Therefore, you will also gain knowledge about the societal challenges that technology is trying to solve.
You should also try the technology or a simulated process of it to provide a deeper understanding of how it works.
Our role models are often engineers and they have some pretty exciting stories behind them. You have to hear them too. Their way into the particular subject that you are also interested in may give you an idea of what it would be like for you to study or work immediately. Another thing that is also important to us is your ideas. Therefore, a Camp also always contains a contractor task. Here you let your imagination run wild and find – with the new knowledge you have gained – a product that the world could benefit from.
You will work together with the other girls at the Camp on the task and get help from the role models. Our experience is that the most fantastic products are invented. Finally, the groups pitch (tell) about their ideas and get feedback. In the evening there is free play, fun, music and games at Hostlet.
We provide transport, food/drinks, snacks and accommodation.
A PARTICIPANT WROTE:
“I really think the whole concept of High5Girls is really good and I think it’s so cool that there are people like you who think it’s important to give us girls an opportunity to explore abilities, such as leading a project and to develop our own ideas.
I think the day was a really good experience as, for example, from the morning, we were set up that we would be welcomed with open arms, both by you adults but also by the other girls. We started by telling what we loved and made us happy. In any case, this exercise made me throw away all the little parades you probably always have when you try something completely new, because everyone was fascinated by each other’s answers and you were so good at backing up our answers.
The exercises we did during the day were also very good as we had a lot of free rein and we had time to go in depth with our ideas. We got the help we needed without feeling that what we had developed was not our own. So I think on the whole you did really well
Best Noa “
On our Mother/Daughter evenings invite to ‘Robot coding for girls aged 13-16 and their mothers. It will be an evening where we code robots and have good conversations about education and the way your parents can support. Figures show that Mother is the one who in 75% of cases discusses education with her daughter. She is therefore also the most important role model when it comes to showing the way and supporting an education. Come and meet our engineer and robot engineer. Together with her, you will code a robot. We also talk about job stereotypes, biases and how we leave a mark with our own behaviour. An evening with smart women and knowledge of what is important when you need the best support in your choice of education.
For past and upcoming events: CALENDAR
The event is not fixed, but will be added to our calendar when there are new ones.
High5Girls is a community where we meet to be curious about the world. Some are particularly fond of astrophysics, some coding robots, while others just want to have a little sniff of it all. What brings us together is the joy of science, learning about new technology, using our knowledge creatively and having fun with each other.
Many girls make new friends at a Camp and they return to other Camps together. For most girls, the best thing about High5Girls is the community.
WE ALSO PARTICIPATE IN…
Our work is about showing young girls that science and technology are for them too. That all roles are girl roles and that they are invited to reach out for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We use our over 100 female role models for this – we see their passion and knowledge of natural science making a huge difference for the girls.
In addition to our own events, we are also active in other events that deal with technology and diversity. You can find us at Folkemødet Bornholm, where we participate in debates on “How we promote women in STEM”, we have participated in the Universe (Danfoss) Robot Festival and the collaboration with DR micro:bit. We can be found at tech fairs, at book launches at Female Founders and in debates about equality, gender biases and stereotypical images of women in jobs and education.
We are always looking for exciting events in this area.
Feel free to contact us.
’GO TO SCIENCE’ IN YOUR SPARETIME
As part of offering more science in leisure time, we are working to make it possible to ‘Go to Science’. There will be 8 times over 3 months where you can sign up for e.g. robot coding. Here we get more in-depth with the topics and we also get to know the role model and the others on the team better.
If you are interested in hearing more about the team and start-up, sign up for our waiting list. We will probably keep you informed when the teams start.