Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes are invited to spend the morning with Xcel Energy employees to unravel energy mysteries and earn an energy patch on September 8, 2018. Learn about windmills and how it’s important to call Xcel before you do any digging or construction on your property. In the morning, you will also participate in a service project to help others in your community by making cards to share with veterans. It will be a special day of learning and caring, designed just for Girl Scouts, during Xcel Energy’s annual Day of Service!
Join Colorado School of Mines Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Xcel Energy for the upcoming second annual “Energy Leaders Making a Difference” event. This event is open only to Cadettes (grades 6-8), and will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center at Colorado School of Mines.
At the event, girls will be placed in small groups and will rotate through three hands-on energy related activities, including building circuits, learning about solar mechanics, and exploring turbines and wind power. In addition to learning about various sources of energy, girls will have a chance to meet and interact with Xcel Energy employees and female engineering students at Colorado School of Mines. Girl Scout participants will earn their Energy Patch.
Cost for the event is $5 per girl and attendance is capped at 45 girls maximum.
Xcel Energy recently awarded Girl Scouts of Colorado a $15,000 grant for its statewide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, with an emphasis on programming in the metro Denver area. The grant will support Girl Scouts of Colorado in providing STEM programs that contribute to girls’ academic achievement and encourage them to realize their potential and leadership capabilities in STEM fields.
Girl Scouts of Colorado incorporates fun and educational STEM activities into all aspects of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—from camp to badge projects, events and after-school programs. Girls are introduced to STEM-related careers that are generally under-represented by women, and to successful female role models who work in those careers. Girl Scouts, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012, has successfully engaged and cultivated girls’ interest in STEM subjects over the decades.
Through its focus area grants, Xcel Energy supports nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that: improve science, technology, engineering, economics and math education; improve and enhance the natural environment; help individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency; and that provide access to arts and culture. In 2011, the company contributed $3.9 million in focus area grants to organizations across its eight-state service territory. More information on Xcel Energy is available at xcelenergy.com.
To learn more on how to support Colorado’s 30,000 Girl Scouts and 9,000 adult volunteers, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org or call 1-855-726-4726.