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Girls in STEM - Water in the West

Keystone Science School’s Girls in STEM: Water in the West 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: October 20-22, 2023
Price: $45 - $325, (sliding fee scale, see chart below)
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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Session Dates & Rates

  Water in the West Oct. 27-29
Free & Reduced Lunch Rate $45
CHP+ (Child Health Plan Plus) Rate $90
Full Pay Rate $325


If you have a financial barrier, please apply for a scholarship for the Girls in STEM program. All scholarships will be determined on a rolling basis and offered based on financial need.

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We offer free transportation to local families!

  • KSS pickup students from school on Friday afternoon from Silverthorne Elementary and Dillon Valley Elementary
  • Dropoff back at Silverthorne ELementary and Dillon Valley Elementary on Sunday

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.

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Kendra Fuller - Executive Director, Blue River Watershed Group

Kendra earned a degree in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly and soon after joined a field research and trail building crew in the Salmon-Challis National Forest. During her time with the trail building crew, Kendra learned just how heavily managed these remote and wild places actually are - this sparked her desire to share her passion for the environment with others. Following this spark, Kendra became a director and facilitator of outdoor environmental education. After a decade of teaching and directing programming regarding water management, she is beyond excited to become a steward of her local watershed.


Girls in STEM Final Report

Read the impact of our Girls in STEM 2022 programs at KSS in our Girls in STEM Final Report.

Girls in STEM Final Report

Program Partners and Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors for this program!



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