Black Girls Dive Foundation with Nevada Winrow and Taylor-Symon Winrow
Black Girls Dive Foundation
Baltimore County, Owings Mills, Maryland
Black Girls Dive Foundation (BGDF) is a non-profit STEM organization dedicated to providing young girls an opportunity to explore their STEM identities in a supportive environment. Through placed-based and project-based learning and mentorship, youth participants engage in aquatic science programming. The STREAMS program integrates Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, the Art and Mathematics with SCUBA and scientific diving. Every year, participants complete a capstone project abroad. Moreover, they design and create underwater Remote Operated Vehicles with recording capabilities and use these devices to explore aquatic environments. The STREAMS program is for girls between the ages of 9 and 17.
BGDF also has an Ocean Guardian Dive program with the National Marine Sanctuary. Here, participants learn about the various marine sanctuaries around the country and engage in ocean exploration and conservation activities. BGDF also has a chapter of SWMS (Society for Women in Marine Sciences). Here, our girls discuss various marine careers and opportunities and explore colleges and universities around the country that has academic programming in the aquatic sciences.