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Girls in STEM: Snow Safety and Snow Science at Keystone Science School

Submitted by Dave Miller

Mountain Communities

Keystone

Keystone Science School is offering a program specifically designed for girls, highlighting careers within snow safety and snow science. Girls in STEM, which runs February 8 – 10, 2019, will teach girls about snow science and a wide variety of careers within snow safety and snow science. The program is open to any girl currently in third – eighth grade. Participating girls will first learn how to cross country ski, which will turn into their mode of transportation for the remainder of the weekend. They will then learn about many aspects of snow science, including the many forms of snow grains, snow metamorphosis, and the many layers within our snowpack. Girls will be digging snow pits and learning how to analyze the snowpack by identifying layers and all the variables which create a stable or unstable snow pack such as the slope, aspect, and different weather events which have influenced the snowpack.

Throughout the weekend, girls will also learn about careers within snow safety and snow science from female professionals working in the field and known to the program as STEM Mentors. Keystone Science School is partnering with Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. The featured STEM Mentor is Lindsay Wiebold, who is on the Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol. The program will also be supported by ski area snow safety technicians, and member from a local avalanche dog team. These STEM mentors are the cornerstone of the program because girls won’t just learn about various professions, but also the barriers each STEM mentor experienced when entering the field. The barriers can be gender-based through their educational and professional experience, but also any other limiting factor and how each individual STEM mentor handled that barrier.

Program Details

Location: Keystone Science School, 1053 Soda Ridge Road, Keystone, Colorado 80435

Dates and Time: February 8 – 10, 2019

Cost: $175 per participant (includes food, equipment, lodging, and  instruction). Scholarships are available.

More information: (970) 468 – 2098 or Support@KeystoneScienceSchool.org

Website: https://www.keystonescienceschool.org/camp/girls-in-stem

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National Girls and Women in Sports Day at UNC

University of Northern Colorado is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 16, 2019! Join us for the FREE Girls Sports Clinic (ages 5-13 years old) at 12 p.m. at the UNC Campus Recreation Center (1300 23rd Street, Greeley, CO 80639)! Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and the first 100 girls will receive a free t-shirt! Pre-registered participants will also receive a FREE ticket to the Bears Women’s Basketball game at 2 p.m. vs. Idaho. Walk-ups and parents are eligible for discounted tickets!

**NEW this year, UNC Athletics has added multiple opportunities for select participants to be part of Bears game day by taking on various roles in sport (i.e. public address announcer, marketing assistant, cheer coach, and many more). This new opportunity focuses on the NGWSD theme, “Lean her forward,” which honors the channels available to both girls and women in sports and the endless potential to succeed.

To reserve your spot, register at uncbears.com/ngwsd. A representative from UNC will follow-up with you to confirm your registration.

Questions? Email athletics@unco.edu or call (970) 351 -2197.

Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3, 2019. All Girl Scouts are invited to cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans and have a sleepover after the game! The game starts at 7 p.m. and is at Pepsi Center (1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204).

SPECIAL GIRL SCOUT TICKET PRICING:

Upper level tickets: $30

Lower level tickets: $60

*$15 of value is loaded on each ticket and can be used toward the purchases of any food and beverage from permanent concession stands or retail merchandise items!

Your ticket package includes a ticket to the game, 2019 Pajama Jam commemorative patch, post-game shoot around on the Nuggets court, midnight snack, movie screening on Pepsi vision, sleepover at the Pepsi Center, and breakfast in the morning.

You are welcome to purchase a ticket and not stay for the sleepover, however the pricing is the same.

The troop with the most ticket referrals will get to participate in the halftime high-five fan tunnel and high five NBA players as they run onto the court to start the second half of play.

The top five troops with the most ticket referrals will all be invited to sit in VIP seats to watch both NBA teams warm up prior to the game.

After you purchase tickets you will be contacted by the Nuggets to provide a troop number for your referral, information about sleepover plans, and a waiver for all sleeping over or going onto the court for the shoot around.

Buy tickets online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_day_pajam.html

This is not a drop off event. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.

Questions? Contact Lexie Urratio at lexie.urratio@teamkse.com or (303) 405 – 1139.

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Girl Scout Day with USAFA Women’s Basketball

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the U.S. Air Force Academy Women’s Basketball team on January 26, 2019! All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the team as they take on San Jose State. The game starts at 2 p.m. and is at Clune Arena at the Air Force Academy (2168 Field House Dr USAF Academy, CO 80840).

Tickets are $4/person and can be purchased online using the link below and the promo code Scout.

https://aftickets.com/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=81572C21-84DE-4F48-B135-D3DF6125BEBC

X Games viewing for Girl Scouts

The X Games returns to Aspen, Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountain, for the world’s best action sports, music, and festival experience – on snow! All Girl Scouts are invited to an exclusive viewing section of the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final and the Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

11 a.m. – Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final

8:45 p.m. – Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe

Girls will also have an opportunity to meet and greet with the female athletes and learn which ones were Girl Scouts. The Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final at 11 a.m. will likely be televised and girls should be prepared to be on camera.

This is not a drop-off event. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.

Register online:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_x_games_v.html

Registration closes Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

National Women in Sports Day with CU Women’s Basketball

Celebrate National Women in Sports Day with the CU Women’s Basketball team on February 10, 2019 as they take on the USC Trojans at 1 p.m. at CU Event Center, 950 Regent Dr, Boulder, CO 80309. All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are welcome to join with discounted tickets starting at $7 and free tickets for all kids age 12 and under.

This is not a drop off event. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.

Purchase tickets online at: https://www.fevo.com/edp/Girl-Scouts-of-Colorado-cQnsx3d

Questions? Email community partnerships manager Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

For more information regarding CU events contact Marisa Danos at (303) 492 – 4467 or marisa.danos@colorado.edu.

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Bunk with the Beasts at Denver Zoo

Bring your Girl Scout troop to spend a night at Denver Zoo! Each bunk overnight adventure features different activities geared toward different themes. Groups can earn their badges with a very special experience! You and your troop will explore the zoo and its exhibits, learn about different animals, and participate in games and activities.

Girl Scout Bunk with the Beasts Programs

  • Daisies: Three Cheers for Animals
  • Brownies: Pets
  • Brownies: Senses
  • Juniors: Animal Habitats
  • Multi-Level: Go Nocturnal
  • Multi-Level: Mother’s Day Bunk & Breakfast

Cost

  • Child: $55
  • Adult Chaperone: $55 per adult
    (One leader per troop is free)

For more details and registration visit: https://www.denverzoo.org/scout-bunks

Questions? Please contact the Guest Care Center at (720) 337 – 1400 ex. 4 or guestcare@denverzoo.org

Check out the flyer below for spring 2019 dates!

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National Girls and Women in Sports Day with DU Gymnastics

National Girls & Women in Sports Day with DU Gymnastics

February 10, 2019

2 p.m.

Magness Arena

2250 E Jewell Ave

Denver, CO 80208

Join us to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with the DU Gymnastics team! All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited to cheer on the team as they take on the University of Oklahoma! The event starts at 2 p.m. and is at Magness Arena (2250 E Jewell Ave, Denver, CO 80208).

Girls will also get to participate in a post meet coach’s Q & A!

Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased online with the following steps:

  • Go to denverpioneers.com 
  • Select the tickets tab at the top of the page
  • Select promo code button above sports pictures
  • Enter promo code GIRLSCOUTS

This is not a drop off event and all girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader.

Questions? Call Max Miller at (303) 871 – 6048.

Cybersecurity 1: Basics with Coalfire

When:

Saturday, January 12, 2019

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where:

Coalfire

11000 Westmoor Cir

Westminster, CO 80021

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to work with cybersecurity experts at Coalfire to earn their “Cybersecurity 1: Basics” badge!
The “Cybersecurity 1: Basics” badge will be provided at the event.

Girl Scouts: $5

Adults: FREE

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/cybersecurity_1_basi.html

Girls will learn:

  • How computers read information
  • How networks work
  • What protocols are
  • How computers communicate
  • What malware is

Breakfast and snacks will be provided. We encourage participants to plan for a late lunch on their own after the session is over.

This is not a drop off event. Adult-to-girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.

Registration ends: Tuesday, January 8

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Girls Lead the Way conference at Colorado School of Mines

Help us spread the word for this year’s Girls Lead the Way leadership conference hosted by the Society of Women Engineers collegiate and professional sections at Colorado School of Mines!

During the conference, high school girls (grades 9-12) will interact with current Mines students and faculty in three, hour-long engineering and/or applied math and sciences activities designed to engage students with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors at Mines. The event also includes a majors panel, where the girls will hear highlights of each major from department representatives, a parents/guardians’ information session hosted by Mines Undergraduate Admissions (optional), and a campus tour (optional).

This year’s theme, “Boldly Go Where No Woman Has Gone Before,” reflects the conference’s goal of empowering young women with the knowledge that they are capable of pursuing and thriving in STEM education and careers.

When:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

(check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

(optional campus tour 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.)

Where: 

Colorado School of Mines

Student Center

1200 16th St.

Golden, CO 80401

Register today! Open until January 14, 2019 or when 200 registrants is reached. A waitlist will be added once capacity is met.

https://apply.mines.edu/register/GLTW2019

Cost – $30 per student

This covers a continental breakfast, lunch, and activities supplies.
There is no charge to parents/guardians for the optional sessions. Lunch is not included for parents/guardians.

We do not want program cost to be a barrier for participation. There are a limited number of scholarships available to cover the cost of this event. If you have a girl(s) in mind who could benefit from this scholarship, please contact Kelly Knechtel at knechtel@mines.edu , SWE Faculty Advisor at Mines, by Friday, December 14, 2018 for a code that can be entered on the registration form.

We look forward to interacting with your high school Girl Scouts on campus in February!