Outdoor Lab Gazette, February 2016

Only 53% of girls interested in STEM know a woman in a STEM career.

But what is STEM? STEM is the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  It is an ever growing field, with an expected 8 million+ jobs by 2018.  However, women currently only hold 27% of these jobs.  Women in STEM also make 33% more than women working in other fields. So why is this happening?

This gap starts early--35% of boys 8-17 year olds state that they are interested in an engineering career, vs 19% of girls. Outdoor Lab helps to shrink this gap by giving girls at a young age hands-on experiences in these fields. While they are up at Mt. Evans or Windy Peak, they are able to discover their passion for STEM. Girls are given the chance to explore science and engineering in a safe place. 

Join us as we hear from top women in their STEM related fields about the challenges they faced and how we can continue to inspire our girls at our first ever Girls in STEM at Leopold Bros. distillery in Denver on March 10th. It will be a night of fun, entertainment, drinks and appetizers. 

How YOU can help Outdoor Lab TODAY!
  • Donate:
    • Online now
    • By mail: Outdoor Lab Foundation, PO Box 261298, Lakewood, CO 80226
  • Have a desktop monitor that you need to get rid of? We will happily take it off your hands! Let Stephanie know if you would like to donate yours!
  • Sign up for a lab card:
    • Donate money to your student's fee, your school's tuition, or the Outdoor Lab Foundation's general fund by signing up for a King Soopers or Safeway re-loadable lab card now!
  • Volunteer with us:
    • Fill out this questionnaire and tell us how you would like to help. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!


Intern Corner
Lyle Cooper
Mt. Evans Intern
Westminster, CO

"I am looking forward to seeing the transformation of the 6th graders throughout the week, as well as seeing myself transform in the time I am here."

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Alyssa Martinez
Windy Peak Intern
Littleton, CO

"From being an intern, I hope to gain some peace of mind, clarity and some more responsibility so I can be more prepared for the next steps in my life!"

Donate your bag credits!

Until April 10th, you can shop at either the Lakewood, Littleton, Golden, or Bradburn Whole Foods Markets and choose to donate your bag credits to the Outdoor Lab Foundation! All funds donated will be distributed to participating schools. 

Save the Date

We have many new and exciting events happening this year--make sure to mark your calendars! And don't forget about our annual fundraiser, After Dark, which will be celebrating it's 3rd year this fall!

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Outdoor Lab Foundation | (303) 982-2539 | info@outdoorlabfoundation.org | www.OutdoorLabFoundation.org