Submitted by Tiffany Baker of CadetteTroop 59
Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree
Cadettes from Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree were fortunate to meet with Meteorologist and Girl Scout alum Meredith Garofalo at WeatherNation. Meredith is an inspirational G.I.R.L. in our community who had a busy day, covering severe April weather on the East Coast and then magnifying what great STEM career opportunities there are in meteorology with our Girl Scouts. The girls had the opportunity to view live severe weather forecasts inside the studio; watch reporters and producers make quick changes in their reporting to communicate which weather related topics to cover; witness how some of the studio’s equipment works; and ad-lib their own weather forecasts maneuvering around the green screen.
Meredith also sat down with the girls and answered all their questions related to her career and how Girl Scouts has impacted her life. She is a true inspirational leader in our community who took the time to explain to our young teens, they can overcome whatever adversity they might be dealing with in their lives right now; stay focused on their dreams; and continue in Girl Scouts because our programing helps build a strong foundation for their lives.
Meredith ended our meeting sharing blooper videos of some funny moments of hers caught on live television. It was important to her, that the girls know that it’s okay to make mistakes and sometimes mistakes can be embarrassing, but how you choose to recover builds character. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
We are thankful for this opportunity to learn more about STEM careers in meteorology and to be inspired by a G.I.R.L.
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AnneMarie, Feel free to edit. This was a definite memorable experience. Meridith is incredible and so are you for helping to make this happen. Thank you! Thank you! – Tiffany