Close the GAPS on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Tessa Lightfoot's 100 Women for the Wild Internship
Tessa Lightfoot, previous GAPS intern with the Colorado Range Pika Project crew (Tessa pictured in the pink shirt)

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Which is the perfect time to start our new campaign to close the GAPS.

The Gender Advancement and Parity in STEM (GAPS) program supports our work to reduce gender bias in our field. And while the program has been on hold since COVID began, we are ready to start back up with the launch of the mentorship program former volunteer Frankie Chiappetta first proposed and worked on pre-COVID!

Next month, Women’s History Month appropriately enough, we will be launching the mentorship program. This program will connect emerging and seasoned environmentalists and scientists from marginalized genders and help those connections flourish through networking and educational opportunities, and will provide a closed forum for participants to share resources, concerns, questions, advice, and support.

Stay tuned for more information on the mentorship program. In the meantime, consider making a donation in honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science to get the GAPS program up and running again! Make a donation today to close the GAPS tomorrow!

The first 23 people who donate to the GAPS program between now and International Women’s Day (March 8) will receive a vintage 100 Women for the Wild pin! 100 Women for the Wild was the original gender parity program at Rocky Mountain Wild, developed by Tehri Parker.

Let’s close the GAPS!

Picture of Chris Talbot-Heindl against a pink, blue, and purple gradient background. Chris is wearing a long sleeve tee that says "Call Me They"

Chris Talbot-Heindl (they/them)
Communcations Director, Leadership Team

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