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Girls in STEM - Water Retreat

Keystone Science School’s Girls in STEM: Water Retreat focuses on addressing challenges experienced by women interested in pursuing STEM-specific education and careers. Participants will learn about water management in Colorado and the western United States as they come to a consensus around solutions to a water management problem.

Over the three-day program, participants will learn about watershed science, water management strategies, and challenges faced by real-world water management stakeholders. As participants work through the consensus building process they will have the opportunity to hear from women connected to the water industry, and learn about the barriers they have faced as women and how they overcame those challenges.


When: 11/4-11/6, 2022
Who: Girls, Grades 4th to 8th
Where: Keystone Science School
Scholarships Available and are awarded to those who express economic need and a passion for the program.



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Sample Schedule

Please note that this program schedule may change based on the availability of our STEM Mentors.

Day 1: Friday
6:00pm Check-in & Dinner
6:30pm Dorm orientation
7:00pm Program orientation
8:00pm Understanding perspectives
9:00pm Candle chat
Day 2: Saturday
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Field day full of watershed activities
5:30pm Dinner with STEM Mentors
6:30pm Issues within water management
7:30pm Consensus building
8:00pm Campfire
9:00pm Candle chat
Day 3: Sunday
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Developing solutions
11:00am How to stay engaged
12:00pm Parent presentation

STEM Mentors

A variety of female professionals will be interacting with all participating girls throughout the weekend. As the cast of STEM Mentors is solidified, we will update this page with names and biographies. Stay tuned!

Program Partners and Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors for this program!



Xcel Energy     US Bank     FirstBank   JP Innovation    Occidental Oil & Gas
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