Devon Energy is leveraging its 20-plus year relationship with the Girl Scouts to bring learning opportunities to girls in central and western Oklahoma.
With help from the people of Oklahoma Oil and Natural Gas through the OERB, Devon funded the Wall of Women, an interactive touch screen mural featuring women in technical fields. The wall is a key attraction at Camp Trivera, a new Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma camp in Oklahoma City’s Adventure District created to share the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education with underserved populations.
“Girls are natural scientists. They push boundaries, test limits and look at the world around them through a unique filter,” said Christina Rehkop, director of community relations for Devon. “This Wall of Women features real-world geologists, engineers and researchers for girls to look up to, giving them a first-person account of the excitement of working in STEM fields.”
Many children the Girl Scouts serves don’t have natural mentors. The Wall of Women connects them with international, national and local women in the STEM workforce and exposes them to the variety of futures possible with a STEM education.
“The oil and gas industry is clearly the bedrock of Oklahoma, and we are incredibly thankful to Devon Energy and the OERB for throwing their support behind this important project,” said Shannon Evers, CEO of Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma. “We hope the Wall of Women will inspire girls to aim high and pursue fields they’ve perhaps never even dreamed of.”
In addition to providing funding for the Wall of Women, Devon also donated a Thunder-branded multi-use sports court with outdoor lighting at Camp Trivera.
Source: Devon Energy