In 2014, Ms. Casey Hoyt and Ms. Donna Angelus, seeing the importance of STEAM in girls’ futures, planned an executed the first Girl Scout Silver Science event for Girl Scouts in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Event activities included Kool Aid Bottle Rockets, Baking Soda Rockets, Mapping DNA, Film Cannister Rockets, and an introduction to First LEGO League- a group that encourages people to form teams to build a LEGO robot and program it to complete certain tasks before competing to see which team has done the best job each year.
After taking several years off, and allowing others to plan and execute the event, Donna and Casey returned this year, and planned activities such as making slime, studying Cartesian diving, using water polymer crystals to make insta-snow, film cannister rockets, and UV bracelets. This year’s event was kindly hosted by the University of New Mexico- Valencia Campus, helping to introduce the girls to the world of higher education.
When not volunteering with Girl Scouts, Ms. Casey Hoyt can be found studying Early Childhood Education and Business Administration on the UNM-VC campus. She plans to graduate with the class of 2019, moving on to pursue her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education at New Mexico Highlands University.