Families are Invited to the Girl Expo

Burlington Taiko Japanese drums will be one of the many exhibitors at the Girl Expo in Bedford on Sunday, Oct. 16. Families are invited to spend the day climbing the rock wall, playing gaga ball, testing out robots, visiting with superheroes and more at the NH Sportsplex from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.

BEDFORD — Imagine being able to drive an underwater robot, see a planetarium show, shoot an arrow, climb a rock wall, see a giant whale, bang on a Japanese drum, try a music instrument, paint a picture, play gaga ball, hike an outdoor trail and just explore everything exciting for girls – it’s all happening at the Girl Expo!

You’re invited to spend all or part of day at the Girl Expo at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford on Sat., October 16, from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. The expo is open to the public and includes performances, hands-on exhibits, giveaways, and more. With more than 100 activities and exhibitors, you’ll want to get there early and stay all day. The majority of activities are included in the $5 ticket price, there is free parking, and food trucks will be on site for lunch.

The expo offers girls and their entire families plenty of opportunities to explore their interests in the outdoors, STEM, the arts, healthy living, and life skills through interactive activities.

This year’s expo features performances by SubZero Nitrogen Ice Cream on the science of ice cream, a talent showcase from the Miss New Hampshire program, baton twirling by Ameri-Kids Baton Twirling team, line dance, an egg drop challenge, and a Girl Scout uniform fashion show, with more performances to be added as they are confirmed.

At the STEM Zone you’ll find robotics demonstrations, a green-screen photo booth, the Red Cross, water conservation demos, an inflated life-size whale you can actually enter inside of, and more with the New Hampshire Marine Patrol, state Department of Environmental Services, and the state Department of Transportation storm water pollution table.

The engineering challenge is an exciting contest to see who can create a protective and safe landing device for an egg dropped from great heights. Cheer on your favorite inventor as they drop their eggs!

Girl Scouting will be well represented, too, as Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is hosting the event. Find out more about all the different ways to have fun at Girl Scouts, where girls choose their own adventures, and become young women of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

“The Girl Expo is the perfect opportunity for girls and their families to connect with one another and explore the incredible opportunities that girls have through Girl Scouting,” said Patricia Mellor, CEO. “Girls will get the chance to try new things, challenge themselves in new ways, and discover ways to build their confidence while having fun.”

Tickets are available by calling 888-474-9686, visiting bit.ly/GirlExpo2022, and at the door. Advance purchases are appreciated.

In Girl Scouts, girls have the space and support they need to grow so they can see themselves how we’ve always seen them. Bright. Perceptive. Powerful. To learn more, visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org.

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