ALBUQUERQUE — The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails says it will offer after-school and weekend online enrichment courses amid the pandemic.
The group said Thursday it would administer the classes in age-appropriate small groups facilitated by Girl Scouts staff and volunteers to fill the educational gaps.
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails CEO Rebecca Latham says that over the summer, the group transitioned programs and activities in STEM, entrepreneurship, outdoor education, and life skills to a completely virtual mode. She says more than 1,600 girls have participated in free online classes since May.
Among the courses offered is one called the 19th Amendment and National Parks. In this class, girls learn about the centennial of the 19th amendment for women’s suffrage and the role of women in the National Park Service for the past 100 years.