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Girls Programming

SuperNOVA’s Girls programming provides female and female identifying youth with free educational opportunities in STEM fields and industries allowing participants to explore their interests in a safe and inclusive environment.

To ensure young women have access to a variety of STEM opportunities, SuperNOVA aims to engage instructors, mentors and volunteers from diverse fields and backgrounds with the intention that students will see themselves reflected in the leaders they interact with.

Our summer camps are based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at Dalhousie University.

ITS for Girls

Free Monthly Club

Junior: Grades 4 – 5 | Senior: Grades 6 – 8

Sept–June, Last Saturday of the month
Halifax, Nova Scotia

ITS for Girls is a free monthly club offered on the last Saturday of each month from September to June for girls in grades 4-8. At each session, participants learn about emerging science, technology and industry by doing hands-on activities with female mentors, either at the Dalhousie University campus, or visiting a mentor’s place of work. This program allows girls to learn about career opportunities

Girls Programming
Girls Programming

Girls Count

Grades 6–8

Every Wednesday, Sept 27th–June 19th, 2023/2024

Girls Count combines weekly educational programming with mentorship to target gender disparity within mathematics through an exploration of STEM fields for girls in grades 6-8.

Lessons will build critical mathematics skills that promote confidence and literacy in mathematics-related topics such as physics, engineering and finance. Through team-based activities, skill-building workshops, individual problem solving, mentorship and guest presentations, participants will be exposed to fun, hands-on experiences in mathematics, leaving lasting and positive impressions of STEM as they consider their future academic and professional career paths.

Girls Code

Grades 6–9

Second-last Saturday, Sept 23rd, 2023–June 22nd, 2024

Girls Code – in partnership with Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) – is a ten month program that will introduce girls in grades 6-9 to programming through fun and challenging activities. Each three hour session will cover progressively advanced computer science concepts, and give participants hands-on coding experience. This year, they will be introduced to Artificial Intelligence while creating interactive games and programming robots. 

No previous coding experience is required, just an interest in learning more about programming and robotics. 

Girls Programming

Girl Guides

Girl Guides group sessions are available to book on request. Please email to request your session.

SuperNOVA has eight unique hands-on workshops to help Girl Guides units earn their science, engineering and technology badges. Workshops are between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long, depending on the topic and age group.

Workshops can be delivered at your unit meeting location within the Halifax Regional Municipality or SuperNOVA can host your unit at Dalhousie University. If you are interested in booking a badge workshop, please contact us at and we will work with you directly to select a workshop and arrange a suitable time.

Workshop Descriptions

  • Explore the sun, the stars, and beyond! Participants will learn about the North Star and other constellation, how to use a star map and how a telescope works to help us see light years away!