Meanderings: A Dangerous Game

Written by our founder, Meghan Gardner When I was young, I had an interesting relationship with Fear.  Living on a horse farm out in the country, a child had to be rather creative to find entertainment.  During the spring season, there would be occasional...

Meanderings: Words that broke my heart

Written by our founder, Meghan Gardner As many of you know, I spend time each week volunteering for Hospice. Over the many months of sitting and chatting with my 90 year old patient, listening to his stories, laughing and drying tears, I have grown deeply fond of...

Meanderings: Thank You

For this meanderings, we wanted to thank you, our members, for building such a supportive community over the years, and for making it possible for us to do what we do. We’re always trying to come up with new ways to get the word out about our programs, and...

Meanderings: Girls Making History

You may already know that we hosted a Girls In Science Photoshoot, and we are happy to say we had a great turnout! We have officially sent off a copy of the photograph along with an actual metal gauntlet (as part of our challenge) to Scientific American Magazine,...

Calling All Girl Science Warriors

Last night, I was honored to be invited to a round table discussion hosted by Scientific American magazine about how to get more girls interested in science and how to get more women pursuing a science career to stay with it.    As an operator of two STEM...

Meanderings: Why calling someone smart may not be a good idea

Written by Meghan Gardner This month, we had a guest appearance at our Instructor Training class from a Junior Olympic Volleyball Coach and Club Director of Gators VBC. He had just returned from a week of intensive training for his level 3 Coaching Accreditation in...

Meanderings: Enter Our Costume Contest

If your past couple of weeks have been anything like ours, I bet all of this snow has been making you look forward to summer.  We can’t wait to put on our Hero costumes, step outside into the world of Sidleterra, and forget all about shoveling our...

Meanderings: Join our Innovation Lab

We have exciting news:  Very soon, Guard Up will be providing a space for our instructors to tryout new ideas, playtest different games, and discover new ways to entertain and educate.  We will be calling this space our “Innovation...

Meanderings: Meet Our Consultants

Our Guardian Adventures and educational Summer Camps explore various cultures of the world.  This year, through the summer of 2017, we will be presenting the oral history of a small number of Native American tribes. We are very pleased to have professional...

Search for a New Leader

There comes a time in every company’s existence when the founder realizes that it’s time to ease out of the leadership position and make room for someone who can guide the company to the next level.  Knowing that this time is approaching for my company, I wanted...