This past year United Way of Eagle granted funds to Walking Mountains for their very popular Eagle County School Program called "Girls in Science". 125 students participated at June Creek, Avon, Brush Creek and Edwards Elementary this year. Girls studied and dissected owl pellets, sea stars, and crayfish. All participants learned a great deal about food chains and invertebrate anatomy.
“I love Girls in Science because we get to dissect things like owl pellets and crayfish. That was cool.” - Bryce 3rd grade
“I want to be a surgeon when I grow up, so it is cool to practice on crayfish.” - Audrey 5th grade
“Making the slime was my favorite part because we got to do science that was messy!” - Grace 3rd grade
This past year the Girls Scouts of Colorado were granted money to recruit and train new adult volunteers that would allow them to add new Girl Scouts in Eagle County. Their goal was 10 new adults and 50 corresponding scouts - they are proud to report that they were able to add 19 adult volunteers and 67 new girl scouts! In addition, they were able to add 4 new spanish speaking volunteers and 12 Latina Girls Scouts. This was a very effective and efficient use of their grant!!