STEM program for Stillwater girls this Saturday

Marlo Pronovost
Thursday, April 11, 2019
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The second of three STEM events being offered for Stillwater County girls will take place this Saturday at the fairgrounds in Columbus.

“Magic Science for Muggles” is geared for girls in kindergarten (age 5) through high school and will get underway at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13. The event is described as an exploration of the magical qualities of STEM with a Harry Potter twist.

Participants will earn a patch, take some creations home and receive lunch and butterbeer — the famous non-alcoholic concoction of cream soda and root beer.

The event is free, but registration is necessary to ensure adequate supplies and staffing.

Register Or contact Jenn McFarland at or (800)736-5243 ext: 2307.

The third program will be Twilight Camp and is slated for June. The first was held in November 2018 in Absarokee, Columbus, Park City and Reed Point.

The series is made possible through a partnership between Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) and Sibanye-Stillwater mining company. Sibanye-Stillwater provided GSMW with a $5,000 grant last fall to bring the Girl Scouts’ nationally accredited educational STEM programs to both Still-water and Sweet Grass counties.

GSMW is committed to increasing girls’ involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and ensuring that girls have the opportunities to explore and build potential career paths in these important fields, according to press release from the organization.


Research shows that girls are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), but too many do not see a future for themselves in these fields. Girl Scouts is working to change that perception by introducing girls to STEM, building self-confidence, and introducing them to influential STEM role models and career opportunities earlier.

The GSMW current membership exceeds 12,050 girl and adult members. National membership in the Girl Scouts of the USA is 2.5 million, according to the press release.