Girls in Science
Girls in Science: Fostering confidence in the sciences through extracurricular, educational programming
Girls in Science is an after school, science enrichment program for girls in Eagle County School District elementary schools in 3rd through 5th grades. The program was developed to address a national trend of girls falling academically behind in science classes by their middle and high school years. The core purpose of the program is to foster a love of learning in STEM subjects and inspire young women to take an interest in STEM fields of study in the future.
The program was piloted in 2007 and is now offered in nine Eagle County public elementary schools: Avon Elementary, Brush Creek Elementary, Eagle Valley Elementary, Edwards Elementary, Gypsum Elementary, Homestake Peak Elementary, June Creek Elementary, Red Hill Elementary, and Red Sandstone Elementary.
Throughout the academic year, Girls in Science students explore 3 STEM-focused units along with outdoor exploration days, local guest speaker presentations, women in science introductions, and participate in an end of year science fair.
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For more information about Girls in Science, please contact Christy Belardo, Girls in Science Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org (970) 827-9725×234.
The Girls in Science program is generously underwritten by, The Harvey Family Foundation, The Scrooby Foundation and the Xcel Energy Foundation.