DENVER―February 2― The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and CBS4, KCNC-TV, will host “Girls and Science,” a one-day event on Saturday, February 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. The theme is “Science Clubhouse,” which encourages girls to step into and explore careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
The event is open to all Museum visitors that day, and children and youths ages 3-18 will receive a discounted admission of $4. Girls and Science is sponsored by MWH Global, with support from Encana and SparkFun.
“It’s always a win when we can engage young people in scientific exploration,” said Peggy Day, Denver Museum of Nature & Science director of strategic projects. “Girls and Science personalizes science, providing role models for our guests, especially young women as they explore their career-related interests. This is particularly important given that while women represent nearly 50 percent of the workforce, they hold only 24 percent of science, technology, engineering, and math positions in the United States.”
In a departure from the typical model for a career fair, women role models in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math will host “Clubhouses” that present a unique look into their work through activities, exposure to “tools of the trade, and stories of their personal career path.”
“I’m excited to help inspire girls to study for STEAM careers,” said Lauren Whitney, CBS4 weather anchor. “Now is the time for girls to become astronauts, engineers and meteorologists. I’ll be there to show girls of all ages the fun in science.”
In addition to the Science Clubhouses, girls and their families can participate in activities that let them try careers on, test them out, and play.
For more information about Girls and Science and to meet some of the clubhouse scientists, visit www.dmns.org/girlsandscience.
About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. As such, a variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, visit dmns.org, or call 303-370-6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Connect with the Museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
CBS4, KCNC-TV—Denver, is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.
About MWH Global
MWH Global is the premier solutions provider focused on water and natural resources for built infrastructure and the environment. Offering a full range of innovative, award-winning services from initial planning through construction and asset management, we partner with our clients in multiple industries. Our nearly 8,000 employees in 35 countries spanning six continents are dedicated to fulfilling our purpose of Building a Better World, which reflects our commitment to sustainable development. MWH is a private, employee-owned firm with a rich legacy beginning in 1820. For more information, visit our website at http://www.mwhglobal.com or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.