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Girl Scouts @MillsCollege

We're proud to partner with the Girl Scouts of Northern California, an organization that shares our history of breaking barriers for young women. We've created a series of one-of-a-kind events designed specifically for Girl Scouts that take place on the Mills campus. Build your leadership skills, work on your research projects, and enjoy an environment dedicated to women. We look forward to seeing you and your troop at Mills!

Go for the Gold.

Mills Woman StatueWork with Mills College reference librarians, faculty, and students to learn how to further define your topic and goals for your Girl Scout Gold Award project. You’ll have access to our print and electronic library to dive in and learn how to research your root cause, back up your statements, and formulate your project plan. Our staff will guide you in using research materials to shape and support your ideas for change.

This event is limited to 18 participants. 

Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Workshop
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
F. W. Olin Library, Mills College

Please note: This workshop is intended for Girl Scouts submitting a proposal for a Gold Award project within two years. Come to the session with your topic and your research to date. We’ll help you reflect on your ideas and refine your topic.

Registration is Closed.

Get Your Feet Wet.

Mills College Leona CreekWork on your “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Award by getting hands-on experience restoring a creek as you help protect our local watershed. Evaluate the health of Leona Creek, which runs throughout the Mills campus and the city of Oakland. You’ll document your observations, collect data, and analyze restored portions of the creek. This event is limited to 25 participants.

Potential questions and concepts you can address:

  • How healthy is our creek?
  • What invasive species pose problems for creek health?
  • What insect and pollinator species are affected by creek health?
  • What are the effects of restoration on the creek?

Think Like a Citizen Award Creek Restoration
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Meet at Leona Creek on Post Road, across the street from the Graduate School of Business.

Register Now

About Mills

We were founded in 1852 to ensure that young women in California could receive an education, and chartered in 1885 as the first women's college in the West. In the 1920s, we debuted graduate programs for students of all genders. Today, we are recognized for the diversity of our student population and our commitment to welcoming students of all backgrounds to campus. And we made our top-ranked education more accessible by reducing undergraduate tuition by 36% in fall 2018. Learn more about our tuition reduction.

To us, the goal is simple. We are committed to providing access to higher education to as many talented students as possible in an environment that respects individuality, builds community, and encourages student success. We devote substantial resources to make our high-quality education as affordable as possible through a range of scholarships and financial aid programs.

We believe in the power of diversity to enrich our learning and our lives, and we are committed to leading the charge to create an inclusive and just society. We invite you to be part of our unique community where everyone can stand out and fit in.

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Mills College | 5000 MacArthur Blvd. | Oakland, CA 94613