Science Savvy for Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts of Chipeta council is one of 13 councils nationwide to be awarded a grant for science and technology projects, resulting in the Science Savvy series, four innovative programs for 2005. Program topics are Energy, GPS and Mapping, Rocketry, and The Science of Motion. Energy, the first program in the Science Savvy series, will begin on Saturday, April 9 and continue for three additional Saturdays, ending on April 30, with a visit from astronaut Dr. Sandra Magnus.The Girl Scouts hopes to attract girls to these programs and link them together in a supportive network to help them participate in what the future of technology looks like.For the eighth consecutive year, Girl Scouts is providing direct funding from the Lockheed Martin Technology Exploration Grant to local scout councils.For more information about these unique learning opportunities for girls, please contact Jenny Peed at (970) 242-4461, ext. 314.he registration deadline for the Lockheed Science Savvy Days is March25th. They can call 1-800-288-0463 or 970-242-4461 for more information.Spellebration 2005: A S-U-C-C-E-S-SThe harvest was bountiful at this year’s Spellebration 2005: The Garden of Reading fund-raiser for Literacy Outreach and CMC’s Learning Labs. As the 11th annual event came to a close, at well past 11 p.m., event organizers announced an initial total of just over $22,000.Alpine Bank, already a $1,000 event team sponsor, presented a check for $18,000 to Literacy Outreach Director Martha Fredendall. This contribution was the culmination of a literacy awareness and fundraising campaign for literacy programs throughout Colorado conducted last year by Alpine Bank and will, along with the generous sponsorship of other corporate donors, help improve literacy in Garfield County.Fredendall adds, “This year’s event exceeded everyone’s expectations. We are very grateful to every speller, volunteer, donor and sponsor who participated and helped us not only reach our goal, but exceed our goal.”Top spellers for a second consecutive year, team “Return of the Veg-I” sailed through the final round by spelling the final words, zaibatsu and normosplanchnic. “Veg-I” also came in first place for their costumed characters, Leek Skywalker, Darth Tater and Princess Lima.Longtime Spellebration sponsor KMTS came in second place, and event newcomer, “Okagawa Farms” of Grand Junction came in third. Team “Roots Radicles” sponsored by Rocky Mountain Gardens LLC, brought in the most money and was awarded “bee” piggy banks.
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