Northern Colorado Girl Scouts learn science can be fun


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On Saturday, Sept. 8th, 27 teen Girl Scouts gathered at Colorado State University (CSU) for a science program called Lighten Up. The event focused on the science of light where girls participated in hands-on activities, including making telescopes, learning about lasers and color, how light travels through different objects, as well as careers in STEM. This event was put on in partnership with CSU, and volunteers for the event were college students from CSU’s Society of Women Engineers. In fact, head volunteer for the event, Kaarin Goncz, education director for CSU’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, is a Girl Scout alum and proudly wore her Girl Scout leadership pin at the event. One of the Girl Scout participants at event commented “this is way better than science in school.”

The Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper’s Sarah Jane Kyle also attended the event, and will be publishing a story on Friday, Sept. 14th, about the flexible ways to volunteer for Girl Scouts. Be sure to check it out on their website here.

The Lighten Up event will travel around the state over the next year. Learn how you can participate by visiting our website.

STEM is an area of focus for Girl Scouts, helping girls discover that they can grow up to be leaders in this field. Learn more about Girl Scout STEM research.

About Amanda Kalina, Director of Public Relations, Girl Scouts of Colorado (for 10 years until 5/23/14)

A lifelong Girl Scout who is proud to be helping the next generation become leaders of courage, confidence and character!
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