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Listen now: Meet a Meteorologist webinar

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks Sydney Jackson for co-hosting our “Meet a Meteorologist” webinar! More than 35 Girl Scouts from across Colorado participated in this webinar on May 19, 2020. Missed it? Listen to the recording now and see below for a transcript of this webinar.

Sydney is a morning meteorologist for KKTV 11 out of Colorado Springs. She grew up in the Kansas City area and became fascinated by weather at a young age. From ice storms to tornadoes, Sydney was intrigued by the constant weather changes and followed her passion that sparked in grade school.

Sydney studied meteorology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and then Mississippi State University. Previously, Sydney worked at a station in Columbia, Missouri for four years. While in Missouri, she covered severe weather including flooding, hail, tornadoes, and snow. She was also a teaching assistant to a college meteorology course.

During the webinar, Sydney spoke to girls about the tools she uses to forecast the weather, what it is like being a meteorologist on television, advice for girls interested in meteorology, and so much more! Her favorite Girl Scout cookie is a Thin Mint, but only if it is frozen!

Check out the KKTV Weather Classes online too: https://www.facebook.com/pg/kktv11news/videos/

Meet a Meteorlogist Transcript

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Secrets to Success: Conversation Station Leader Sydney Jackson

All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with professional women in a variety of career paths at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s second annual Secrets to Success event in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, construction, healthcare, finance, nonprofit administration, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models who will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success. Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success_c.html

In preparation for this exciting event, we are thrilled to announce some of the amazing women whom girls will be engaging with. Check out this blog post and others to learn about the women participating this year.

Sydney Jackson is the morning meteorologist at CBS affiliate KKTV in Colorado Springs. She has been fascinated by weather since a small child and studied meteorology in Missouri before becoming a meteorologist for a station in Columbia, Missouri for four years. She came to Colorado Springs in 2018 and loves the different weather the Front Range offers in contrast to Missouri! Previously, she assisted teaching a college meteorology class, and is excited to see girls consider being a meteorologist as a career.

Sydney will be leading one of our Conversation Stations at Secrets to Success on November 9. In this role, Sydney will be telling more than 100 girls about her work, why she loves it, and how she is changing the world with it. Sydney will join more than 20 other professional women who will be networking with girls to have them learn the myriad options open to them for their own future work. We are excited to have Sydney join us for this awesome event!