Sunday, March 07, 2010

Girl Scouts Women of Science

I had so much fun helping out  at the Bethel Girl Scouts Women of Science program.  I spent most of my day yesterday helping out the Girl Scouts leading a group of 1st graders and taking pictures.  I also had the opportunity to meet Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, who is an Olympic snowboarder from Alaska.  She flew in for the day to support the Women of Science program for the Girl Scouts.  I had the opportunity to get her autograph and picture taken with her.  She is a wonderful inspiration for the native girls and such a nice person.  She wanted to stay longer in Bethel, but needed to catch a flight today to Europe for the World Cup.  Busy girl and she is only 21.

I think this has to be one of my favorite events that I volunteer with.  I get to see so many of the younger kids in town that I normally wouldn't see otherwise.  The kids got to learn about wildlife, methane bubbles, blood pressure, making casts, wind turbines, mining (with cupcakes and cookies!), rockets, tv production and ethnobotany.  Can't wait until next year!