Girls in STEM - Snow Science and Safety
Girls will learn about snow science and a wide variety of careers within snow safety and snow science. After learning how to cross-country ski the girls will learn about many aspects of snow science including the different forms of snow grains, snow metamorphosis, and the many layers within our snowpack.
Throughout the weekend, girls will also learn about careers within snow safety and snow science from female professionals working in the field, known to the program as STEM Mentors. Our STEM Mentors not only share their career knowledge but also work with girls about how they overcame the gender gap within their career.
When: 2/8-2/10, 2019
Who: Girls, Grades 3rd to 8th
Where: Keystone Science School
(includes lodging, meals, programming, and use of supplies and technology)
Scholarships Available for $50
Please note that this program schedule may change based on the availability of our STEM Mentors.
Friday, February 8th
|6pm||Arrival & Program
|7-8pm||STEM Mentor Presentation|
Saturday, February 9th
|9:30am-12:30pm||Snow Science at Arapahoe Basin|
|1:30-5:30pm||XC Ski Lesson & Avalanche Models|
Sunday, February 10th
|11-11:30am||Parent Presentation and Pick-up|
Each Girls in STEM program features women working in the field of study. Here are some of our featured STEM Mentors.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Lindsay works on the slopes of Arapahoe Basin keeping guests safe and completing anything having to do with ski area avalanche mitigation.
High School Mentors
The Girls in STEM High School Mentors program is open to any students currently in 9-12th grade and is designed to encourage continued engagement within STEM. Our High School Mentors serve as role models for our younger Girls in STEM participants while also participating in a specialized curriculum aimed at developing leadership skills, increase self-awareness and confidence, and learning about STEM career paths. Our High School Mentors can participate for only $50.
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