How do cheerleaders do all those amazing flips and stunts? What if we told you it was all in the science? Join Girl Scouts of Central Texas and two Science Cheerleaders to discover the scientific principles that allow cheerleaders to form solid pyramids, tumble, and launch high basket tosses and land them safely. You’ll get to learn about the science principles, AND try some different techniques to see what it takes to learn to do it yourself. We’ll wrap up with a demonstration from some actual competitive cheerleaders from the Courage Cheer All Star teams, and an appearance from the Science Cheerleaders who will bring to life their ebook, The Science of Cheerleading!
Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00AM-11:00AM Courage Cheer and Dance United 134 Jonathan Dr. Liberty Hill, TX 78642 This event is open to all girls of all ages Pre-registration is required, and is $15 To sign up, visit the events calendar at www.gsctx.org
With special guests:
Sherry “ShamRock” Leetham is Alumni Cheerleader from The University of Tennessee Chattanooga, a University Cheerleading Clinic Instructor and Award Winner Cheer Coach. Her degree is in Pre-Law and she is an LCSW (Licensed Certified Social Worker.) She spent several years as a counsel prior to her 20 years as a fitness executive and nationally certified fitness professional. She considers herself a Motivational Disrupter because she has an unorthodox STEM company that specialize in the science of kinetic movements to improve women’s healthcare.
Kaitlin is a graduate of Arizona State University where she received her bachelors and masters degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is now a usability and user experience engineer where she works with various stakeholders to understand people’s pain points in an effort to design and improve newborn care products. Kaitlin is also a STEM and women’s advocate. She held the Miss America local title of Miss Phoenix 2015 where she used her platform to advocate for STEM education.
BONUS! From 1-5pm, the Girl Scouts of Central Texas will engage scouts in a citizen science project on SciStarter as part of the Think Like a Citizen Scientists Journey!