The American Association of University Women sponsor an annual program called Tech Trek for gifted junior high school girls at Stanford University. Here's some YouTube's on the festivities. The girls receive concentrated exposure to mathematics, biology, computer science, astronomy, and other topics in science. A highlight is the opportunity to see the real stars and planets one night, and I was lucky to be able to act as a tour guide to the stars. My visiting professor friend Steve Krueger (U. Utah) was in town and also came along for the fun. The night was a TOTAL BLAST! I do love showing the stars to enthusiastic future scientists, and they had many questions and boundless energy and excitement.
I tried to take some "available light" shots to save their eyeballs from the fearsome flash. But.... even at ISO 1600 it was too dark. So as long as my camera was going to stay open forever, I thought I'd fool around with the direction I pointed it, and got this cool spiral from someone's head lamp.
Wish I could've had a program like this when I was in junior high. But then again, I did get chosen to participate in the Summer Science Program of the NSF during the summer between my junior and senior year in high school - one of the highlights of my educational life, for sure.