Girls & Science event picks up STEAM

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Posted 2/22/19

Girls and their families will learn about STEAM fields at the fifth annual Girls & Science event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Career mentors working in the science, technology, …

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Girls & Science event picks up STEAM

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Girls and their families will learn about STEAM fields at the fifth annual Girls & Science event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Career mentors working in the science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields, along with professionals participating in "Stories with Scientists" and small-group mentor meetups will put on eight Science Clubhouses to encourage girls and their families to try careers on, test them out and play.

“I'm so excited to be part of this event,” Amber Menzies, building operations manager at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and a career mentor, said in a news release. “There are so many ways to connect to science and inspire people to follow their curiosity. I can't wait to share the work my team and I do at the Museum, meet the other Career Mentors and watch those sparks of excitement ignite.”

The annual one-day event is March 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum, 2001 Colorado Blvd. It is open to all ages, and the activities will be geared to girls ages 8-13.

According to a 2018 report from the National Science Foundation, 29 percent of science and engineering jobs are held by women, the news release says. The museum and CBS4, KCNC-TV, host this event to inspire students to pursue their interests in STEAM and increase participation and parity among women and other underrepresented groups in these careers.

Because girls and all students are inspired to pursue STEAM topics when adults and peers believe in them and encourage them, Girls & Science is an event designed for families, friends, teachers, mentors and extended social groups to experience together.

Limited parking is available for free at the museum, but consider using alternative transportation.

Organized youth groups receive free admission with advance reservations at 303-370-6000. For general information about the event, the Clubhouse hosts, and discounts and scholarships, visit dmns.org/girlsandscience.

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