FMR's Laura Mann Hill featured in 'SciGirls River Rescuers' episode

Four young people look at a watershed model with Laura

The "River Rescuers" episode also features our big green watershed model, the community science app we've used to track litter at cleanups and the metro Mississippi River. (Photo courtesy of TPT)

Our education staff leads dozens of educational programs for groups and classrooms each year. And now you can catch us on TV! FMR Stewardship & Education Program Director Laura Mann Hill stars as a STEM role model in the latest "SciGirls" public television series, which premiered on May 26.

Check out the episode to see how Laura adapted FMR's watershed lesson for the "SciGirls," then worked with them to make a difference.

How you can watch the "SciGirls River Rescuers" episode

You can watch the full "River Rescuers" episode on YouTube below. You can also catch it on the PBS Kids app and website, and public television stations nationwide, including our local TPT 2 channel on June 23 at 12:30 p.m. (subject to change). Check local listings.

Bringing river education to even more youth

"SciGirls" is an Emmy Award-winning PBS series that inspires children and families around science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and career paths. The latest series, "SciGirls in the Parks," continues this tradition by sharing the stories of real girls — not actors — as they team up with adult STEM role models to learn about community science.

The "River Rescuers" episode features the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and the metro Mississippi River, which FMR has worked to protect, restore and enhance for 30 years. Now young viewers of this series can learn why we do that work and explore ways of becoming young stewards themselves.

"I think 'SciGirls' opens up the idea that everyone can be scientists."
—Laura Mann Hill, FMR Stewardship & Education Program Director

Laura is passionate about creating opportunities for young people, which you know if you've ever seen her in action. She and other education staff at FMR are working hard to ensure opportunities in the environmental field exist for all young people through our career pathways programs.

"I've appreciated 'SciGirls' for finding and lifting up more voices of BIPOC communities," Laura says. "BIPOC women are underrepresented in the environmental field. Even though historically we have been part of STEM and science communities, we've been intentionally excluded from the narrative. 'SciGirls' is a great opportunity to connect with young people and a great chance to be part of the STEM story." Read her full "SciGirls" role model interview.

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